Dana Brandwein Oates

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A perfect embodiment of “one who brings forth art from the earth,” and creating practical beauty for the home along the way. An environmentalist who uses hydro-power to fire up the kiln for her locally sourced clay, who gathers organic material to inspire product design in her Sharon CT studio and who lives farm-to-table with her vegetable garden to feed the heart and brain.

And it all gets balanced with a love of music – rock music, more specifically. In her earlier life as a music industry executive for Elektra Records – she managed AC/DC, Bjork, Natalie Merchant, Jet, Stereolab, Spacehog and Metallica, to name a few. Its that urban-rural edge that we love in her work.

This is the world of Dana Brandwein.

Together with her husband and design partner Daniel Oates, they offer an inspired line of ceramics, housewares, furniture and lighting under the dbO Home label.

At FINCH life curated, we love the artistry that connects the natural with a well-designed aesthetic. We carry a great selection of Dana’s work. You can also find her online at dbohome.com.