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DesignedByTRo

Designed by TRö

Basel, Switzerland · 292 Sales

DesignedByTRo

Designed by TRö

Basel, Switzerland 292 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(102)

Announcement   Welcome to TRö. We are a ceramics and design studio with a love of travel, architecture and good products.

Announcement

Welcome to TRö. We are a ceramics and design studio with a love of travel, architecture and good products.

Meghan Howard

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Meghan Howard

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5 out of 5 stars
(102)
KarenBoester

KarenBoester on Aug 12, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Unique! Beautiful! Can't wait til you're back at the potter's wheel.

Lianne Ringel

Lianne Ringel on May 20, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Its beautiful! Thanks so much.

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About

Architecturally Inspired Ceramics and Design

The Potter
I am a total nerd when it comes to buildings. While majoring in Architectural Engineering and spending the beginning of my career designing building materials, I have become obsessed with a structure’s details - the curve of a downspout, the delicacy of a window, the geometry of a heating grate. The illustrations on my pottery are inspired by buildings that I have seen while traveling throughout the US, Europe and Asia over the last few years. My latest collection is inspired by a recent trip to Venice, Italy. I love to create pieces that will be used every day - to make something pretty prosaic into a thing of beauty. Most of TRö’s ceramics are food, microwave and dishwasher safe.

The Process
I use a white stoneware clay from Spain, which is either thrown on the potters wheel or rolled into a slab. The designs are hand-drawn with an ink-like underglaze and then glazed in a glossy clear - making the work food, microwave and dishwasher safe. Each piece is individually handcrafted and will have slight variations to pieces in the photographs.

The Patterns
Each pattern is inspired by a photograph or the footprint of a building. The unique details from buildings are a way to capture the personality of a city.

The Space
I have a small pottery studio just outside of Basel, Switzerland. I share the space with three other artists – a photographer, a jewelry designer and a print maker.

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  • Meghan Howard

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I fell in love with ceramics in graduate school. After continuing pottery as a hobby for almost a decade, I took a leap and opened a studio in Columbus, Ohio. Recently, I moved to Basel Switzerland with my family, potters wheel, and the studio corgi.

  • Meghan Howard

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I fell in love with ceramics in graduate school. After continuing pottery as a hobby for almost a decade, I took a leap and opened a studio in Columbus, Ohio. Recently, I moved to Basel Switzerland with my family, potters wheel, and the studio corgi.

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Last updated on June 13, 2015
TRö is the ceramics and design studio of Meghan Howard, an American potter living in Basel, Switzerland. Focusing on clean forms and practical shapes, she creates pieces that are designed to be used every day. The surface illustrations of her work are inspired by architectural details from cities throughout the world.

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Payment
We happily accept credit card or Paypal. If you would like to arrange another payment method, such as bank transfer, please contact us.
Shipping
Please note that shipping prices include a small fee for packaging and that buyers are responsible for any import duties and taxes for international orders.

Unless otherwise noted, orders take about three weeks to complete, as I glaze each piece to order.

Unfortunately we are often unable to provide tracking information. We use Swiss Post for all orders shipped within Switzerland and Deutsche Post/DHL for any international orders.

I will ship your order to the address listed on Etsy. If this is a gift, please see the Additional Policies section.
Refunds and Exchanges
All orders are packaged with care. However, should an item arrive broken or damaged, please send me photos of both the item and the packaging within 5 business days and I will work with the shipping company to provide a replacement or refund.

All orders are final. However if you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact us and we will do what we can to correct the situation.
Additional policies and FAQs
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Gifts/Alternate Shipping Address:

If you are buying an item as a gift, I am happy to wrap your order at no charge. Please make a clear note in the “message to seller”, and include the recipient's address, if you want it wrapped and any special messages that you would like me to include.

Custom Orders:

I am always eager to talk about creating a custom order, whether for a special gift, tokens to mark an occasion (wedding favors, baby's first ornament, etc.), or just something different.

Wholesale:

Wholesale orders welcome!