Hanna Dausch

Hanna Dausch

About The Artist

Hanna Dausch • Pittsburgh, PA

I am Hanna Dausch and I own a small woodworking studio in Pittsburgh, PA where I craft furniture & wares for the home. My woodworking is a conversation between the past, present, and future of craftsmanship strengthened by family and traditions. It is made to add warmth and intimacy to the home.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

I handcraft everything from raw lumber in my woodshop. I am a one woman business so everything is made with my hands from start to finish.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

My grandfather was a woodworker, my grandmother a painter, my mother a gardener, and my father a refinisher. Growing up I was surrounded by craftsmanship - precise lines, smooth curves, and distinct details shaped by skilled hands. It wasn’t until I moved away from home that I came to realize how much these details brought comfort and warmth to my childhood memories. After completing my education at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, I became a Historic Carpenter working on the preservation of homes built in the early 1900’s. This soon led me to handcrafting furniture and design for the home.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

I am a 26 year old female working in the woodworking industry and have only had 2 years of woodworking schooling, otherwise am mostly self-taught.