Honeycomb Porcelain Dishware Collection

Dana Brandwein's dishware is impressed with honeycomb hive starters and rubbed with metallic ochre glazes.


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Dana Brandwein Oates

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It's To Bee

Possessing a sweet aesthetic that only Mother Nature herself could produce, the classic honeycomb emerges from the hive and occupies the outer edges of this porcelain place setting. Dana Brandwein Oates and her team utilize an authentic hive starter donated by a local beekeeper to decorate their hand-thrown and cut slabs of creamy porcelain. The intricate impressions are then rubbed with a metallic, ochre glaze and wiped to soften the edges of the honeycomb's distinct hexagonal grid. Like the bees who so carefully formed the inspiration for these pieces, the presence of the meticulous makers can be felt in the beautiful execution of each piece. Abuzz with handcrafted detail, these pieces provide an artful foundation for the casual snack or an elegant dinner fit for a queen. Handmade in Connecticut.


Made in Connecticut

Dana worked nearly 20 years in the music business before founding her own company. As a former record label marketing exec, she worked with a host of bands and artists, but a merger and a burning desire to be more creative opened the door to a big change.

Dana began making hand built ceramics in New York City in 2001. After leaving New York, she was taught wheel throwing in Connecticut by a local artist, Susan Fox. "Everything else has been experimentation...learning along the way better techniques, glaze mixing, slip casting, mold making etc."

Dana's husband, sculptor Daniel Oates, joined her in 2008 adding hand crafted custom wood furniture to their mix of ceramics and lighting. Their company is now a lifestyle brand focused on the luxury of handmade items for the home. Dana and Daniel's work is in trendsetting shops across the country and in Paris, and has been featured in magazines including Food&Wine, Elle Decor, Martha Stewart Living, Whole Living, Bon Appetit, Martha Stewart Weddings, Country Living, Real Simple and New England Home.

Handmade Made in the USA
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Dinner Plate: 9" L x 8" W
Salad Plate: 8" L x 8" W
Bowl: 2" H x 5" diameter
Microwave and dishwasher safe.
Due to the handmade nature of these items, there will be a slight variation in pattern.
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