Dandee Pattee grew up in the foothills of the Wind River Range in Lander, Wyoming. She received a BA in art from Southern Utah University, an MFA in ceramics from the University of Florida, and an MA in Critical Studies from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Pattee has been published in Ceramics Art and Perception, Ceramics Technical, and Ceramics Ireland. Pattee is currently an Artist in Residence at Red Dirt Studio in Mt. Rainier, MD and teaches at George Washington University, Gallaudet University and Montgomery College; she also teaches community classes at Baltimore Clayworks.