High School Faculty

Daniel Smith

Art: Blacksmithing, Copper Working, and Chip-Carving

Daniel Smith earned a BA in Art Education from Kent State University in Ohio. He later earned a Master of Fine Arts in Blacksmithing from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale Illinois. In 2004, he moved to Austin, Texas and discovered the Waldorf School. He has been teaching blacksmithing, joinery and copper in the high school, while teaching woodworking to the grade school students.  Daniel enjoys staying active in local and national blacksmithing organizations. He also enjoys spending time with his family and baking together.

“One of the things we are so grateful for is the opportunity our daughter has had with regards to varsity sports at Waldorf. Basketball has provided her an opportunity to be a leader and the chance to learn from a supportive and committed mentor. The benefits will serve her in a myriad of ways throughout her life that she cannot now imagine.”