teran profile

Daniel Ricardo Teran

Resident Artist - Past


My aim, as a potter, is to create an opportunity for an intimate experience — for the viewer and user of my pieces to slow down, to hold, turn, touch, and investigate what I have created. I have become increasingly concerned about the pace at which most people move through their day, with little time for community, family, explorations of the natural world, and overall well being. The notion of slowing down to enjoy life's subtleties must absolutely be manifested! In slowing down, we can begin to rediscover how community can bring us warmth, family can ground us, heritage shows us our roots, and that the natural world is abundant and salubrious. I find solace and joy in making handmade pottery that, to me, inherently shows reverence and embraces these principles of slowness.



Daniel received his BFA from the Kansas Art Institute and has completed residencies at Watershed Center for The Ceramic Arts in New Castle, ME, and The Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, FL. He regularly gives workshops and teaches at several community art centers throughout Philadelphia and New Jersey. His work can be found at The Clay Studio, Schaller Gallery, Harvey Meadows Gallery, Red Star Studios, and Lill Street Art Center. Daniel has work in the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and numerous private collections.