Molyneux first apprenticed with a sculptor in Bangalore, India, while pursuing his undergraduate degree in comparative religion, anthropology, and languages. After subsequent art studies in Japan and Jerusalem, he moved on to working in a ceramics studio in Hangzhou, China. In 2006 he moved to Ithaca, NY, where he taught Arabic and wheel throwing at the Cornell University pottery studio. In 2007, he started an 18-month artist residency at the Cub Creek Foundation in Virginia, followed by 3 years as Chris Gustin's studio manager in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Dan has been invited to various national and international residencies including Denmark, France, Québec City, and the Netherlands.

Molyneux has exhibited at NCECA, SOFA Chicago, the Yingge Museum Ceramics Biennale in Taiwan, and the Gyonggyi international Biennale in Korea. He is in the permanent collections of the Yingee Ceramics Museum, Guldagergaard in Denmark, and the Kamm Teapot Foundation. Dan has been awarded Best in Show on three occasions at the Massachusetts State of Clay Biennale from Doug Casebeer, Jim Lawton, and Emily Zilber.