“My woodworking is a conversation between the past, present, and future of craftsmanship strengthened by family and traditions.”
Sculptor, woodworker, and entrepreneur Hanna Dausch taps into a long family history of craftsmanship. Her grandfather was a lifelong woodworker, her father refinishes furniture, and her mother gardens the landscape around her childhood home. Hanna’s artistic family instilled a strong devotion to quality craftsmanship and inspired her warm, refined pieces. Hanna studied sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she became enamored with the wood shop, the lathe in particular. Her initial objects in wood explored the comforts of house and home. In 2019, she launched a woodworking studio focused on handcrafted furniture and wares for the home. Her work places an emphasis on hand turned and carved vases, candleholders, lamps, and mirrors among other wares. Each piece is made to add warmth and intimacy to the home.