Monday, August 31, 2009

new week, new shop - dahlhaus

Welcome to another week!

After a brief break, I am excited for the return of the "new week, new shop" series with dahlhaus, an Etsy shop with the most gorgeous ceramics and pottery. Heather Dahl is the artist behind the shop, and both sculpts and hand paints each piece. All of her work is modern and simple, with just a touch of retro thrown in. I am a big fan.


Heather has been working with clay for nearly 16 years now, after being introduced to the art via a ceramics and painting course offered at her local college. She continued to pursue these arts and graduated from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Designs in Vancouver. After taking some time off to play mother to two adorable boys, now 5 and 7, Heather began slowly easing back into the art world. She eventually found studio space, applied for a Self-Employment Program to secure funding, wrote a business plan, and is now pursuing her art as a business.


Heather creates her lovely pieces in her own studio space that is a part of a larger studio shared by other crafters and artists. She has 300 square feet all to herself, and shares a sink and kilns with six other ceramic artists. While she wouldn't mind a little extra natural light, she still recognizes how lucky she is to have her own little space in the heart of Vancouver (and at an affordable rate!). Take a peak at her studio space, along with some pieces in the middle of the creation process.



I can't believe it's almost time to start looking for gifts for those on your Christmas list, but tomorrow is September. If you're ready to get some early Christmas shopping done, a piece from dahlhouse just might be the perfect fit.




To learn more about Heather and dahlhaus:

4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the feature and compliments! All the best!

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  2. Each piece I have is timeless and always a joy to use! I have collected her ceramics for a while and find each piece adds to the next.
    Cheers from Vernon BC

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  3. I love Heather's work - it's always interesting to see what she'll come up with to add to my collection, or give to someone. Great article.

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