DION is a small-scale, custom ceramic design and production studio, owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Jay and Rie Dion. Since 2011, they have been working with artists, designers, and small business owners to design and fabricate handmade ceramic pieces in Oakland, California. Jay and Rie met in Graduate school at California College of the Arts and began working collaboratively thereafter in what would become DION.
They strive to continue the tradition of potters serving a local community by building close relationships with their clients through their commitment to craftsmanship and local manufacturing. The housewares and custom design work is a response to the urban culture of the Bay Area and an attempt to find the intersection of culture, design, and function.