BiographyDan Sorensen was born in 1946. Following graduation from Luther College in 1968, with a degree in art education (with an emphasis in ceramics), he studied at the summer Pond Farm workshops founded by Marguerite Wildenhain. After attending the Pond Farm workshop in 1968, Sorensen wrote:
“The disciplined approach to pottery that were taught to me by instructors like Marguerite, have given me the freedom to concentrate on the creative aspects of my craft. Since my summer at Pond Farm, I can no longer sit down at my potters wheel without asking myself what Marguerite would think of the forms I am making.” – Dan Sorensen, 2003
Sorensen taught grades K-12 art for over 35 years at the North Kossuth Community Schools in Swea City, IA. After retirement, Sorensen continued working at Stone Cellar Pottery which he established in the 1970s. Sorensen specializes in creating decorative and functional stoneware. His work can be found in many private collections as well as at the MacNider Museum in Mason City.
Source of BiographyRipples: Marguerite Wildenhain and her Pond Farm Students. Curated by Billie Sessions. San Bernardino, CA: California State University, 2002;
Pond Farm Collection: Works of Art Created by Students Who Studied with Marguerite Wildenhain at her Pond Farm Studio. Text by Jane Kemp. Decorah, IA: Luther College, 2003