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.