Daniela FAINIS (born 1961, Dolj), visual artist specialized in ceramics. In 1985 she graduated from the Faculty of Decorative Arts and Design, Ceramics Department, the class of professor Costel Badea. Her work has been recognized by numerous awards and prestigious nominations: the Biennial Ceramics Art Award in Aveiro, Portugal, Cotroceni Palace Award, the gold medal Targa D’oro at the Ceramics Art International Contest in Perugia, Italy. Her artworks have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world: Japan, Germany, United States of America, Belgium and Romania. In 2004 she was rewarded with The Cultural Merit Order "Rang de Comandor" from the President of Romania.