Launched: Dawn Dalto Ceramics
LaunchHER says: Creative crickets– we LOVE it!
The HER behind it: Dawn Dalto
In HER words:
My name is Dawn, I have travelled many paths before becoming a ceramic artist. I started out wanting to be an accountant and ended up an artist. Along the path I have managed large retail stores, owned my own bead store, published my own beading book and taught beading and ended up as the assistant director for a ceramic arts center.
After my 16 year marriage ended in 2002 I met my current partner, Les Powell, who is a ceramic artist himself. The combination of working at a ceramics center and having a partner working in the medium made it impossible for me not to put my hands into the mud.
This January I made the leap to quit my day job and pursue my art full time. I believe that art should not only be beautiful, but functional. I produce three product lines; decorative wall boxes and tiles, dinnerware and wedding accessories. My wall boxes and tiles are hand carved and feature motifs such as trees and shrines. Dinnerware is available in several themes including peacocks, crickets and a new line of hand painted abstract patterns. And finally my wedding line offers Ring Bearer Dishes (a new alternative to the standard pillow) as well as boutonniere holders and bridal bouquet holders that can double as a wall vase after the ceremony.
Pottery doesn’t just mean dishes and I love working with my customers to create the perfect accent for their home, their kitchen or their wedding. I am always open to listening to my customers ideas and providing them with a handmade experience and product they will treasure.