Daryn holds an MFA in ceramics and sculpture from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and a BA in ceramics from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. He lives and works in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and maintains a wood kiln at Night Owl Farm in North Branch, Minnesota. He serves as the Chair of the Fine Arts Department at Saint Paul Academy and Summit School, where he teaches classes in ceramics and sculpture.
Time and place connect me to the creative process in emotional, literal, and abstract manners.. The working narrative occurs partly by creating a range of methods, decisions and techniques, each building upon the story and individuality of the piece. Creating an inventory of parts, shapes and surfaces that reference objects and materials in various states of existence. Old, new, found, discarded and collected connect my functional and sculptural work to my memories and travels.