About Honorable Oak
Artist Lauren Dombrowiak has always loved working with her hands and making things. As a younger artist she received and MFA in ceramics, and though she made mostly sculptural work; has always loved how a handmade mug feels in her hands. As she matured, she has leaned into her passion for items that have both a function and are beautiful. Lauren really wants to fill her home with items that serve a purpose, are handmade and are lovely to use. Her passion for home decor, cooking, gardening and the tools used in each have motivated her personal practice and her career as an artist.
As someone who loves to receive and give handmade gifts, Lauren has always been someone who wants to share the beauty of the hand made with her loved ones. So in 2015, after gifting her family cutting boards for the holidays, her grandmother loved hers so much, she exclaimed "you could really sell these!" All of the sudden Lauren knew what was in her future. Her love of woodworking paired with her passion for home decor joined forces and Honorable Oak was born.
The name Honorable Oak has a fun story behind it as well. It is a mash-up of the translations of Lauren's last name and her husband’s last name. Dombrowiak translates to "Standing Oak" from Polish, and Sharifi translates to "Honorable Person" from Farsi. Destiny brought these two together and helped them select the perfect name!!
Honorable Oak's goal is to help fill your home with items as funky and cool as you are. We use Exotic and Domestic woods which are selected specially for of how unique and vibrant the colors are. From the purples to the reds and yellows, Lauren loves to highlight each piece's charm and turn them into handcrafted, functional, everyday pieces.