Danica Drago is an artist, maker, production potter and arts facilitator, based in Toronto. They graduated from Jewellery & Metalsmithing in the Material Art and Design program at OCAD University, but spent most of their time in the Ceramics department. Danica's practice as a tool and object maker is informed by working with a variety of materials in different environments, but is most interested in the process of making rather than the final product. They create both functional and conceptual objects that explore the outcomes of different means of artistic labour, access and production, and that encourage play between factors of risk, failure and uncertainty. 

Danica's focus as a facilitator is to foster creative collaboration and experimental learning with people of all ages and abilities from communities across the GTA. They are currently a ceramics instructor at the Gardiner Museum and the Jewish Community Centre, and a resident production potter at Propeller Coffee Co. in Toronto. They also facilitate independent Pedal Potter workshops in unlikely spaces with makers of all ages.

They are passionate about bicycle maintenance, learning from failure, and inviting people into their making-process.


photo by Nicole Bilyea




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