Biography


Kelly Lynn Daniels is a ceramic artist living in New Bedford, MA. A native of California, she moved in 2013 to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth which she received in May 2016. She will be a Foundation Resident at Belger Crane Yard/Red Star Studios in Kansas City, MO beginning fall 2016. Kelly was a professional potter for ten years before returning to California State University Chico where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics in 2011.  She has exhibited her work in numerous shows and has work in many private collections.  In 2015 she was the summer artist in residence at Arch Contemporary Ceramics in Tiverton, RI.  Kelly has received a number of scholarships, fellowships and assistantships for her studies which have included those at Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. When Kelly isn’t working in clay she can be found playing with her cats, strolling along the beach, hiking through the woods, or knee deep in her vegetable and flower garden.