Danielle was born in Washington D.C.. She graduated with a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, then moved to New York City. She always considered herself first and foremost a painter, but once in New York she found herself making a living as a jeweler. For years she was a successful metalsmith who painted whimsical figurative works with a handsaw, hammer and blowtorch.After having two children, and wanting to get away from the dangerous materials involved in metal work, she discovered and began working exclusively in felt. Since college Danielle has lived in New York City, Florence, Italy, and Middlebury, Vermont. With her felt work she has exhibited at the Museum of Art and Designs Loot: Mad About Jewelry show in New York City, the Smithsonian Craft Show, the American Craft Exposition, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, American Craft Council shows, SOFA in New York and Chicago, and the Chelsea/Origins show in London. Her work is shown in galleries throughout the U.S., such as Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, MA, and The Textile Museum in Washington D.C.. She has won several awards at Fine Craft Shows across the country and was a featured artist in the latest issue of American Craft Magazine.
Classes with Danielle Gori-Montanelli
May 12 - May 13