Growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Danelle Hughes Norman occupied herself making mud pies in her back yard. Her sense of adventure took her to Oregon where she apprenticed with Caroline Osborne Sommer. She moved to Colorado in 1999, eventually making a home to raise her son and daughter in Ridgway. With a passion for art and a love for teaching, she earned a BFA in Art Education from Colorado Mesa University in 2008.
Danelle enjoys throwing daily vessels as much as creating conceptual art pieces and tree faces. You can see many of her faces on the trees in the Enchanted Forest at Telluride Ski Resort.
Danelle's love for the outdoors and art informs all of her endeavors. She is grateful to live, learn, grow, and create in Southwest Colorado.