Based in Vancouver, Canada, Heather Braun-Dahl created Dahlhaus out of a love of creating beautiful objects to be cherished and used in the home.
Born in 1975, Heather first took a clay and painting class in college and fell in love with both mediums. Graduating from the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design in Vancouver, with a BFA in Ceramics & Painting in 2001, Heather's life post-art school involved traveling and starting a family. During the next 6 years, Heather would make ceramics out of a community centre pottery studio, teach art classes to kids, and paint in her stairwell while taking care of 2 small busy boys. In 2007 the opportunity to take a self-employment program allowed Heather to launch her dream - a studio practice that brought both her ceramics and painting practices under one roof.
Heather Braun-Dahl's artwork - whether it be ceramics or painting, has been exhibited and sold through galleries and retailers all over North America. She has worked with large retailers like Anthropologie and West Elm to Art Gallery gift shops like the Gardiner Museum and the Art Gallery of Alberta. Her work has graced the pages of magazines such as Bon Appétit Magazine, Canadian House & Home Magazine, Style at Home, InStyle, Atomic Ranch, Studio Magazine, and more.
We recently caught up with Heather in her East Vancouver studio. Heather shares with us in a full interview her inspiration and some of the processes behind her work, and more.