Daniel Begay learned to make pottery from his father Harrison T. Begay JR, and his mother, Marie. Daniel grew up in Santa Clara Pueblo and is Diné - inspiring him to combine the two cultures and traditions in his pottery. Each piece is coil built, deep carved, stone polished and traditionally fired. Daniel has a Master of Business Administration and works as a Program Manager at The University of New Mexico. He is married to Melodie and has two daughters, Violet and Ayani. He signs his work "Daniel" and adds the year the pot was made.