Dawne Klinger’s passion for craft and design emerged as a young girl crafting furniture for her dollhouse in rural Maryland. That gift of imagination and creating took her on a long journey, through the lush deep coastal South and inevitably to the dramatic sunwashed deserts of Tucson, earning a BFA in Ceramics from the University of Arizona. Dawne chose the quaint mountain town of Ashland, OR to settle, grow her family and build on her creative roots. As founder of Tagliaferro Ceramics, Dawne draws on her family’s long history of fine craftsmanship and engineering while being inspired by the wild natural beauty of the West Coast. Tagliaferro’s production team now builds on her vision in a studio warehouse she shares with her woodworker husband Mark. Together they have recently launched a tiny boutique named Nest Ashland, sharing their West Coast Modern Style in furniture and housewares with those lucky few who make their way to our little town tucked in the fertile foothills of the Cascade and Siskiyou mountain ranges.