Danielle Gordon is the daughter of a contemporary craftsperson and a very creative teacher mother, and has been involved in creative pursuits all her life. Although ceramics is her first love, she has expanded her interests to many other media over the years and considers herself a jane-of-all-trades in many artistic milieus.
Danielle went to McGill University for her undergrad years (literature and film major), and then attended graduate school in San Diego with a focus in ceramics. She has dabbled in other media as well, including jewelry making and more recently collage and mixed media.
For over a decade and a half, Danielle and her husband Jon ran an interactive design firm in Boston (Go Sox!) which was both a regional and international award-winning studio. Her love of iconography, way finding and the user experience led her to eventually design a line of melamine housewares that featured abstracted designs based on airport terminal maps. This company, called Atlas Made, sold work on Amazon, ETSY and at regional craft and design shows and markets.
After her two children were born she switched her focus to the hefty role of parenting, eventually homeschooling the eldest child for a few years, and co-founding a Waldorf school program in West Seattle. When that program moved on, Danielle and her family made the wonderful decision to move to Bainbridge Island for the kids to attend the local Waldorf school. Danielle volunteers heavily at Madrona School, and also works seasonally at BIMA where she gets to be one of the lucky local artists running Art in Action workshops at the museum.