When my brother, Chris, and I were deciding what to name our company back in 2015, we wanted to honor both our family and the tradition of American cast iron cookware. The two most important American manufacturers of vintage cast iron cookware—Griswold and Wagner— were both family names, and we wanted to follow in their footsteps by putting our name on a piece of cookware that would bless other families for generations to come.
Our maternal grandmother, Betsy Field—whom we called Dindi—was a true matriarch who embodied many of the values we, and our company, hold dear. She bonded our family with a continuous calendar of events to bring us together, enjoy some home-cooked food, and share the love. She had a true zest for life, people, food, and everything in between. She was always curious, always exploring, traveling, and learning. She had a well developed sense of style and wore elaborate, bright clothing she’d bought from all around the world. She was also someone who loved everyone and was always willing to lend an ear, a hand, or a dollar.