Announcement All of my work is handmade and functional and completely made by me. All of the patterns are hand drawn with underglazes using a small bottle with a metal tip. Follow me on Facebook or Instagram for info on the newest listings. Have fun looking and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to set up a custom order. Thanks for looking!
All of my work is handmade and functional and completely made by me. All of the patterns are hand drawn with underglazes using a small bottle with a metal tip. Follow me on Facebook or Instagram for info on the newest listings. Have fun looking and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to set up a custom order. Thanks for looking!
lapalma on Apr 15, 2017
Truly a special piece--I absolutely love it!
Audra on Feb 15, 2017
Beautiful surface decoration, very comfortable handle. Thank you 😊
ammickel on Feb 13, 2017
Received this beautiful mug today! It arrived very quickly and carefully packaged. Dawn, your work is just stunning. Thank you so much!
Pots have become a part of my daily life, enriching even the most familiar of daily routines.
I was born in an out of the way, town in northern upstate New York, called Massena. I wasn’t introduced to art and ceramics until late in high school but knew immediately that it was what I wanted to do. I then went to Alfred University where I received my BFA in 2003. At Alfred I used my first handmade bowl and have been using and making pots ever since. They have become a part of my daily life, enriching even the most familiar of daily routines.
My work is about function and pattern. It is important for the pieces to be dynamic; to stand out in a world full of everyday objects but to also invite familiarity and intimate use. I am interested in the relationship between history, it’s grand tradition and our small everyday experiences.
I have always been an organizer. I’m attracted to brick buildings, tiled roofs and knit cloth. For similar reasons I find myself attracted to Islamic tile and pottery, Persian painting and historical architecture. The patterns on the surfaces of my work are influenced by this interest in symmetry and the organization of like pieces. At first the patterns were an answer to a question. How do I activate the surface, to make these understated yet elegant forms seem less static? Through the varying quality of a hand drawn line, repetition of shapes and the addition of bright colors, the comfortable forms become more engaging. It’s about bringing an everyday object to the foreground.
I was born in a small town in upstate NY. In 2003 I graduated with my BFA from The NY State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. I hadn’t used a handmade pot until my sophomore year in college, but have been making and using them ever since.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
- Other Method
I ship everything USPS priority. If you prefer another carrier please let me know before checking out and I will convo you with a separate shipping quote and update the listing.
If you live outside of the US please convo me for a shipping quote.
Please note that any duties and/or custom fees that may apply are determined by the country of import. These fees are not made known to me and are the responsibility of the customer once the package arrives in the country of destination.
Additional policies and FAQs
They can be microwaved and are dishwasher safe but I do recommend hand washing them because the friction in the washer can damage them over time.
Interested in a custom order? I would be happy to make a piece with you in mind but the pieces are currently limited to items I have already developed. Please convo me with your request and once the piece is finished I will create a Custom Listing for you where you can see the final piece and decide if it something you would like to purchase.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.