Enchanted by the slender, monochrome birch trees that grow in abundance in her northern Connecticut home, sculptor Dana Brandwein Oates and her team created these arboreal odes in creamy porcelain. Sheets of birch bark are harvested and rolled into slabs of porcelain to create the unique scores exhibited on the surface of the dishware. The intricate impressions are then rubbed with a dark gray glaze and wiped to fade the bark's texture into the ceramic's pale surface. The pieces are then dipped into a clear gloss glaze to preserve the organic patterning and to create a finish that is both food- and dishwasher-safe. The hand of the artist can be felt in the careful construction of each piece, elevating everyday entertaining into a brush with artistry. Handmade in Connecticut.