Cups by Atelier Dion seen at Samovar Tea Bar, San Francisco - Tea Cup
Cups by Atelier Dion seen at Samovar Tea Bar, San Francisco - Tea CupCups by Atelier Dion seen at Samovar Tea Bar, San Francisco - Tea CupCups by Atelier Dion seen at Samovar Tea Bar, San Francisco - Tea Cup
The thick, white walls, against which hefty white shelves are suspended appear old and slightly weathered. And on the substantial shelves, in harmoniously spaced rows, sit the thick, white cups, custom-created by ceramists at Oakland’s Atelier Dion. These handle-less cups are meant to be cradled in the hand, held and enjoyed, as opposed to held with the pinky pointing skyward, or clutched like a beer mug.

Meet the Creator

"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."

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