WHITE DIRT produces limited-edition functional objects derived from unique sculptural forms.
The San Francisco design studio was founded by artist Dana Harel.
Consistent throughout each WHITE DIRT collection is the artist's embrace of the inherent quality of materials and the techniques she employs for their transformation.
For her first WHITE DIRT collection, Dana fashioned crudely constructed paper-and-wood molds—a skull registered at the base of each—inside which she poured plaster. Once the plaster dried, she then carved and refined her plaster originals before translating them into porcelain vessels.
DANA HAREL is an artist and trained architect whose work examines the human psyche and body, our relationship to built and natural environments, and contrasting characteristics.
She creates her work using a process that combines photography, image transfer, drawing, painting, and sculpting techniques, seeking to capture imperfect, in-between moments in form.