WHITE DIRT produces limited-edition functional objects from unique sculptural forms.
Contemporary artist Dana Harel founded WHITE DIRT, a design studio based in San Francisco.
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 pours plaster. Once dried, she then carves and refines her designs before translating her plaster originals into porcelain vessels.
Consistent throughout each WHITE DIRT collection is an embracing of the inherent quality of materials and the techniques used for their transformation.
DANA HAREL is an artist and trained architect, whose work examines the human condition, psyche, and body, our relationship to both built and natural environments, and oppositional 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.