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 introductory ceramics 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 studio manager at Gustin Ceramics in S. Dartmouth, MA. Dan has been invited to various national and international residencies including Denmark, France, Quebec City and the Netherlands.

Molyneux has exhibited at NCECA, SOFA Chicago, the Yingge Ceramics Biennale in Taiwan, and took part in the Gyeonggi International Biennale in Korea. He is in the permanent collections of the Yingee Ceramics Museum, the Kamm Teapot Foundation, the Crocker Museum in Sacramento, CA and the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA.