Lisa and David will elevate your housewares
December 5, 2023
Lisa and David Dault are the husband-and-wife duo behind Dault Pottery, LLC, creating beautiful pieces to elevate your dining experience.
The duo tapped into the Launch Dayton community when they sought out business support at the Small Business Development Center, then made their way to Launch Dayton Startup Week.
“It was amazing to get to hear from great speakers at Startup Week, and wonderful that it was free,” Lisa said.
We recently caught up with Lisa and David to learn more about their journey.
Introduce yourself — who are you and what is your company?
We’re a husband-and-wife team growing a pottery business in the Dayton, OH area. We love helping everyday folks and companies find unique and beautiful pottery to make their drinks and meals a little more special.
How did your company start?
Lisa needs to create and was going crazy as a stay-at-home mom. David got her some clay to sculpt with, and we started our pottery journey.
Why this idea?
We love the idea of a business that: 1) is a creative outlet for us, 2) can be a home-based small business, and 3) helps us get our kids involved and teaches them about business.
Did you always want to be an entrepreneur?
Not necessarily. We gradually grew into it over the past nine years.
The Launch Dayton community values are: 1. Be Bold 2. All Are Welcome 3. People First 4. Give First 5. Remove Barriers. How do you embody one or more of these values?
It was a bold step for us to quit a stable office job to have an art-based career with a family of seven (we have five daughters).
What identities or life experiences do you bring to entrepreneurship that helped prepare you for this lifestyle?
Lisa (the main potter) has been honing her craft for almost a decade. During that time, she has refined her voice and style.
David (the support crew and details guy) has six years of experience helping to run a small business for Lisa’s father (a dentist in downtown Dayton).
Those combine to set us on a good foundation for business success.
What is the biggest barrier you’ve faced on your entrepreneur journey?
Getting along as husband and wife business partners! We’re still working out how to make decisions together and what roles we both need to play.
Why do you love what you do?
It gives us the ability to create and share beauty with our community, be present and intentional parents, and share so much of life together.
What advice would you offer fellow or aspiring entrepreneurs?
Don’t give up! Find wise counsel and folks who can help you on the journey.
How can the Launch Dayton community support you?
Promotion! We’re getting our name out to businesses in our community who might need branded mugs or artistic pottery.
Connect with Lisa and David @daultpottery on IG + FB.