dbO Home: Handcrafted Pottery & Stoneware
Perfect for the official first day of gift shopping season. Dana Brandwein Oates founded dbO Home out of “a desire to make things.” Her handmade porcelain and stoneware is simple, practical, and personal. She makes a total of 12 pottery collections, each with its own distinct identity.
The Burl Collection is big and heavy, with glazes that reference burled wood. The Birch Collection is pale and curls a little, like peeling birch bark. The Globe Collection is modern and utilitarian, but rounded edges soften it up. Dana makes them all from her home studio in Litchfield County, Connecticut.
She also collaborates with her husband, woodworker David Oates, on a series of gorgeous ceramic and wood lamps. They’re pricey, but each is handcrafted with exacting attention to detail. David makes a few furniture pieces for the shop as well, including burl end tables and consoles.
On the practical side, all of the stoneware products are microwave and dishwasher safe and all dishes are made with food-safe glazes. There’s also free shipping on anything sent within the continental United States.