The wide range of materials and processes in Danielle M. Potwin's work gives the viewer a glimpse of the tactile pleasure and micro/macro release in which the artist finds in exploration and experimentation. Some of the materials and processes she uses can also be seen as a nod to the culinary industry, where she spent almost fifteen years honing her skills. She has used everything from molten sugar, hair, tinted silicone, watermelon, metal to soft glass, though at the moment, she's pretty tight with clay, ink, wood, typewritten word, carded silk and vinyl. These materials are the vehicles in which she chooses to illustrate her personal experiences, thoughts and research on how we communicate, connect and interact with each other and objects with a focus in proximity and time.
Potwin was born, raised and continues to live and make in Massachusetts; though she loves to travel within and outside of the US to gain fresh perspective from different locations. She holds her BFA in Sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and is Visual Arts Faculty at The Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts.