Daniel Pacific was born in Pittsburgh, PA and raised in Richmond, VA. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University where he began as a sculpture major, and graduated in 2005 with a BFA in Craft/Material Studies. Daniel learned techniques for glass blowing, lamp working, and kiln casting under Jack Wax, Emilio Santini, Rick Schneider, and Judith Schaechter. He has worked for studio artists in North Carolina, Tennessee and California. He currently resides in Alameda, CA.