dahlhaus art is made by ceramic artist and painter, Heather Braun-Dahl in her Vancouver studio.
Heather studied at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, graduating in 2001 with a major in ceramics and painting. She brought her practices under one 'roof' in 2007 when she launched the 'dahlhaus' website: www.dahlhausart.com. Her influences of modern art, fabric design, and architecture give a nod to the Bauhaus movement.
All ceramics from her collection are hand-made by the artist. Heather has been a potter for 17 years and still sits down at the wheel to start most of the ceramics in her collection. Her designs are fresh and simple, modern and cheerful. Each design is hand-painted with glaze by the artist.
Please don't hesitate to contact dahlhaus at: email@example.com if you have any questions about the specifics or availability of the product listed before you purchase it. Occasionally there may be a 1-2 week wait time until arrival, as the piece you may be interested may still be 'in process'. Normally the 'coming soon' suggests that it is not currently in stock, but be sure to check back or contact me to order it as usually it might not take too long.
dahlhaus ceramics are lead-free and food-safe. They can be used in the microwave and dishwasher.
All dahlhaus ceramics are made from stoneware and porcelain clay. However, even stoneware is breakable and will show signs of wear and tear eventually. You can greatly extend the life and beauty of your dahlhaus ceramics by taking some simple precautions. Exposing ceramics to rapid extreme temperature changes can reduce their life. Gradual warming and cooling is best. Avoid taking an extremely hot item and putting it into icy conditions or vice versa.
Repeated contact with hard edges might cause hairline cracks or chipping. It is suggested that you avoid striking the edges of ceramic items and try not to let them vibrate against each other in the dishwasher. Hand-washing your hand-made ceramics is often best.
When placing objects on furniture you should take care to avoid scratching. The foot ring of dahlhaus ceramics is left unglazed and later sanded to smooth off any irregularities. It is quite safe to use fine sandpaper to do additional smoothing so as not to scuff up your furniture.