Daniel Nelson is a Vermont based ceramist that is heavily inspired by contemporary flame working, both in form, function, and its ability to heal. Daniel never enjoyed making “traditional” pottery and often struggled due to the lack of enthusiasm he felt in that particular field. He started making pipes in 2012 and did so on and off until he earned his BFA in Ceramics in 2014. Once he was out of school he decided to commit himself to the industry to which he is most inspired by and started focusing on a new body of work to establish himself as a ceramic pipe maker. His work strives to promote a harmonious balance of whimsy and sophistication by way of wheel throwing, altering, decorating, and finally adjoining multiple components together into a finished piece. Porcelain is his medium of choice because of its capability to create precise and refined forms similar to glass, something he believes is essential to his process as a maker.