Dan Shapiro was born in Washington D.C..   He studied ceramics at Montgomery College, drawing at MICA, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from Towson University.  Dan was a picture framer for 35 years and was co-owner of the Beveled Edge Picture Frame Shop.

Dan is currently teaching art at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School.  Among the disciplines he teaches is Ceramics. His current body of work includes small abstract sculptures.  These are constructed from the scraps left over from Sophomore ceramic classes. Upon seeing an interesting scrap of clay, a vision emerges, and a sculpture is born. He has been influenced by the work of Mark di Suvero, David Smith, and Alexander Calder.


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