Young entrepreneur, Dana Baugh, is looking to establish herself as a major force in the local and regional creative landscape.
Through her BAUGHaus Design Studio, based in western Jamaica, she offers a range of beautiful, handmade ceramic pieces for the entire home. The pieces, inspired by the Caribbean, are intricately-designed, with exquisite details to satisfy the most discerning customer.
Miss Baugh has built a good client base, which has seen her business steadily grow over the four years since it was established.
She tells JIS News that she has always loved art and design but was discouraged from pursuing a career in this area. She however, believed in her talent and that she could do well as a creative.
“I always knew I wanted to be in business. I went away to design school and I did a mould-making course and product designing, as I always liked the idea of making things but was always advised not to because there aren’t many product designers in Jamaica,” she says.
Initially, Miss Baugh started her business as a part-time operation and in 2016, she decided to take the leap and go into design full time.
She tells JIS News that the journey has not been easy, as in addition to creating products, she is overseeing the day-to-day running of the business.