Daniel Gardner is an artist, educator, and kiln builder living in Loveland, Colorado. Gardner earned a BA in English from Southwestern University, a BFA in Ceramics at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and an MFA in Ceramics from Indiana University Bloomington. Gardner has exhibited work throughout the United States. He has been a resident artist at Northern Clay Center and has taught at Indiana University Purdue, University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Northern Clay Center and Southwestern University. He currently maintains a personal studio in Loveland, CO.