Born in 1981 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Daniel Pacific was first introduced in 2001 to glass while enrolled at Virginia Commonwealth University. While at VCU, he studied glass under Jack Wax, Rick Schneider, and Emilio Santini and received his BFA in Crafts/Material Studies in 2006. Upon graduating he relocated to Asheville, North Carolina assisting local glass artists there and in the Penland area. There he pursued to further his education in glass while creating a line of functional glasswork. In 2009 Daniel accepted a job in Knoxville, Tennessee working with glass sculptor, Richard Jolley creating pieces for his upcoming permanent installation in the Knoxville Museum of Art. After the completion of the installation, Daniel took a job in 2014 and moved to Oakland, California to work for glass caster, John Lewis. A year later in 2015, Daniel accepted a position at a production glass blowing studio in Berkeley, California, Glassybaby. Daniel currently resides in Alameda, California working for Glassybaby and continuing to create his own functional works of art. His artwork is currently represented by galleries throughout the country.