MarikoABrownCeramics

Mariko Ceramics

Gardner, Illinois · 61 Sales

MarikoABrownCeramics

Mariko Ceramics

Gardner, Illinois 61 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(15)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop! All the pots available here are made with the intention of celebrating life's special moments- daily rituals and special occasions alike! I hope you find something special for yourself and your loved ones.

Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoy what you see!

http://www.marikoceramics.com

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 29, 2017

Welcome to my shop! All the pots available here are made with the intention of celebrating life's special moments- daily rituals and special occasions alike! I hope you find something special for yourself and your loved ones.

Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoy what you see!

http://www.marikoceramics.com

Mariko Brown Harkin

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(15)
Jackie Geiple

Jackie Geiple on Apr 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful little bowl with lovely colors :) Arrived quickly, and packaged carefully! My students loved holding it and looking at it up close...thank you! :)

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About

Why I do it and what inspires me...

My fascination with pottery comes from my desire to make art and to produce something that is not only functional but visually appealing. Porcelain allows me stretch and shape the clay in any way I chose and offers a blank canvas for my floral imagery and luscious glazes to blend. The forms I create are tight and precise with a sense of restricted volume. I use bands around the form to constrict specific areas of each piece, while at the same time creating space for the volume and fullness to escape, while the bands create registers to frame my drawings and paintings of floral imagery.
The way I combine surface and form is inspired by Ming Dynasty porcelain wares and Iznik ceramics. I am drawn to the all-encompassing motifs depicted on these wares and to the compositions created by their colors and patterns, similar to those seen in Middle Eastern textiles. I also look to nature, especially the textures and contours of leaves and flowers, for inspiration. I use color combinations and floral imagery as a reminder of the beauty that nature has to offer.
My aim is that my pots will be used for eating, drinking and service. I believe that my art should be able to make a connection between the viewer and creator, even if only for a moment. I intend to create this relationship through the experience of beauty, design, tactility and comfort.

Mariko A. Brown

Shop members

  • Mariko A. Brown

    Owner

    Mariko’s combination of surface and form are inspired by Ming Dynasty porcelain wares and Iznik ceramics, in addition to imagery found on Middle Eastern textiles.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 29, 2017
All of my pots are handmade and unique. I offer a wide variety when it comes to the drawings and pattern placement on each piece so that no two pots are the same. Every piece is functional, as well as food and dishwasher safe- though I do recommend handwashing them to preserve the life of each piece.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
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Shipping
Items Available for Immediate Purchase

All items will be shipped within 2-3 business days of order and payment
confirmation.

Items will be shipped via the USPS- priority mail, unless other shipping arrangements are made. Each piece is insured, shipping confirmation and tracking info will be sent to the customer when item is shipped.

Each piece is carefully bubble wrapped and boxed to ensure the safe arrival of your order. I take extra care in assuring that each purchase is well packed and arrives safe and sound. In order to ensure the safe arrival of your order I do use packaging peanuts. I know that this may not be the most environmentally friendly packing material, but it is the only thing I trust to ship ceramic work.

If you are sending your purchase as a gift please message that info upon checkout and I will adjust the packing material accordingly.


Custom Orders

If you order an item that is a custom, personalized order, please allow up to 2-3 weeks for shipment. This ensures that I have enough time to make your custom order perfect. If you need an item rushed, please send me a conversation with all the pertinent details and special arrangements can be made. Any order tat requires rush or expedited shipping will be done so at an extra charge to the buyer.

***Please see the Refunds/ Exchange policy in the event that a purchase is damaged upon arrival.***
Refunds and Exchanges
If something arrives damaged, please contact me immediately so that an exchange or refund can be arranged.


Each pot is handmade and is meant to be unique. Please view all images of each piece carefully before buying- there are no refunds or exchanges in the event you do not care fr the imagery or form.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy and more than willing to do custom orders, wholesale and consignment. If you are interested in any of these please contact me directly with all the pertinent information and we can go forward once all the specifics have been worked out.