Heather Braun-Dahl is a painter and ceramic artist working in Vancouver, Canada. After graduating with a BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 2001, life got busy- traveling, kids, teaching, and making art. In 2007, Heather decided the best things in life ought to come together under one roof. And so the concept of dahlhaus was formed- painting, ceramics, for the home, about connections in life, to be shared with friends, given as gifts, or kept for the utter enjoyment of art on the wall, or the mantle, or the table.
Dahlhaus is inspired by the concept of connection and community within an urban, modern setting. Rooted in an interest in abstract painting, combined with a nod to the Bauhaus art and architecture movement from the 1920's, dahlhaus strives to connect art to life in both a practical and conceptual way.
Heather throws pottery on the wheel, or hand-builds platters, mixes the glazes, and glazes each piece with multiple glazing processes. All ceramics are made with food-safe glazes. Fired to cone 6, these pieces can be used in the microwave, washed in the dishwasher, and warmed in the oven.
All the paintings are originals painted by Heather. Most of them are acrylic on canvas or linen, with the exception of the drawings on paper with ink.
Located in the heart of the East Vancouver, Heather's studio is in the Mergatroid Studio Building at 975 Vernon Drive.