Danielle Hawk was born in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2016, Hawk earned bachelor’s degrees in art education and general fine arts. She currently teaches ceramics for Baltimore County Public Schools and Towson University. In 2022, Hawk received her MFA in Studio Arts with a concentration in ceramics from Towson University. She has participated in group and solo exhibitions nationwide, most recently completing an artist-in-residence with The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences.