Dan Hawkins

Dan was born in Maine and has worked as an architect & carpenter in China, Denmark, England, and the United States. He makes maps, utensils, furniture, buildings, and stories.

His recent work has explored and documented lobster fishing territory in the Gulf of Maine, the practice and tradition of “bodging”, or working with green wood, in southern England, and the history of broom-making in the United States.

In 2021, he moved to Portland, OR, where he started Bad Dogs Studio with his sister, Rachel. Bad Dogs make functional objects from wood, clay, and plant materials. Their work explores rituals and habits within the home, as well as the craft traditions and techniques associated with those rituals. They are constantly designing, making, and dreaming up the next creative side project.