We regularly create custom pieces for private and commercial clients. Some are after an existing design in a different finish, while others want something entirely individual. Our studio in Litchfield, Connecticut, is a fully functioning one, so as long as it fits inside our kiln, we'd be happy to create something for you.

A custom Mug Lamp in our guest room..

What we do

A custom piece is a collaboration. It's our opportunity to invite you into our world and to create something that you'll interact with every day.

An essential part of our process is getting to know you. We want to understand how you live, how you would like to live, what you're drawn to and, ultimately, how this piece will be used. You don't need to have an exact idea of what you're after. In fact, the pieces we're most proud of are the product of the most disparate briefs.

We are also involved at every stage, from the initial sketches to the final production. Part of why we founded Dumais Made was to learn from doing. It's allowed us to hone our skills, as well as evolve as designers and makers.

If you're interested in working together, please do not hesitate to get in touch at custom@dumaismade.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

How we do it

If you can't find what you're looking for or if you want to create something entirely individual, we'd be happy to produce a custom piece for you. This can be done in one of three ways:

Adapting an existing piece

Using an existing Dumais Made design, we work together to select from our current textures and glazes to develop a style that suits. We're also able to alter the scale of a piece, but please check if this is feasible first.

• An existing Dumais Made design
• Adapted using our existing textures and glazes
• Made in approx. 6 to 8 weeks

Creating a completely custom piece

A completely custom Dumais Made piece begins with a conversation. We then send sketches and renderings, share glazes and texture samples, and even create a physical mock-up before the final design is produced.

• A unique design
• Rendered in custom textures and glazes
• Made in approx. 10 to 14 weeks

Contracts and consultancy

In addition to working with individual clients, we also collaborate with architects and interior designers. This ranges from adapting and scaling of an existing design for use in a hotel to the creation of a bespoke piece that perfectly complements the idiosyncrasies of an interior.

• Either an existing or unique design
• Rendered in custom textures and glazes
• Made in approx. 12 to 16 weeks, depending on quantities and technical specifications

How it works

While the process behind creating a custom piece depends on its design and complexity, you can expect the following for any Dumais Made item that's made especially for you.

1. Regardless of whether you're adapting an existing design or creating something completely custom, we will provide sketches, illustrations or renderings of your piece, as well as relevant material samples so that you can make an informed decision.
2. If we're creating something from scratch, or if you're producing a large number of pieces for a commercial project, we'll also create test pieces to ensure that the design is structurally sound and achieves the desired effect.
3. Once everything is approved, we'll cut, assemble, dry, fire, glaze, fire, fit, shade and test your finished piece, a process that takes approx. 6 to 8 weeks. Pieces are then carefully packaged and can be collected from our studio or shipped to you via UPS.

If you’re interested in working together, please do not hesitate to get in touch at custom@dumaismade.com. We look forward to hearing from you.