handmade ceramic mug, smoking pipe, pet bowl, yarn bowl

Bassano del Grappa, Italy

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Handmade and handpainted unique pottery from Italy. Sugar skulls specialized maker. Unicorn mugs, crystal mugs and functional art mugs. Welcome to my shop! Welcome at Bottega Krua.


Last updated on Jan 6, 2021

Now UPS express delivery for all destinations except UK and remote areas.
UPS delivery time 3/4 days

Handmade and handpainted unique pottery from Italy. Sugar skulls specialized maker. Unicorn mugs, crystal mugs and functional art mugs. Welcome to my shop! Welcome at Bottega Krua.



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About BottegaKrua

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Bottega Krua makes ceramics with love and passion!

We are Bottega Krua and we create raku and traditional pottery products. We create ceramic bowls, vases, plates, coffee mugs and raku pottery necklaces. We are Arianna and Giada from Italy, and this is an interview about Bottega Krua story.

How is your brand called and what does it represents?

Our brand is called Bottega Krua.
“Krua” is composed by letters that spell the word raku, but it also means raw in the Venetian dialect. Raw as the clay that we manipulate to create our objects. It’s about a different range of handicraft made by raku ceramics, from jewelry to pottery and china.

How did you meet and how did you get the idea to take up this experience together?

We met while we were attending the same class at the Art Institute, then we kept in touch thanks to the passions we’ve always shared. Just for fun, three years ago we decided to participate in one of the raku workshops that were held at the Bottega del Tornio in Marostica (Vi) by the master ceramist Nico Toniolo. The enthusiasm and the passion for this technique carried us here.

In which way did you learn to generate your own creations?

Having attended the Art Institute we already assimilated a few basic notions, so a little at a time,
experimenting and trying, along with the valuable advice of the Master Toniolo we began to
understand that this technique could lead us to create objects really interesting and with a potentially enormous craftsmanship value.

How did your studies and/or experience, even working, helped or stimulated this new activity?

Our studies have been essential for the creation of new interests. It was also fundamental to live in the surrondings of Nove, famous land of ceramic, and to keep our relationships with other artists and potters, that helped us having a comparison between different styles and learning new tips about technique and aesthetics.
Working in the world of communication and art assisted us in being well-trained and this has always been a great help in the creation of our pieces.
In addition, we are always trying to do as much as possible to be completely independent in the realization of our works. As an example, we attended a potter’s wheel class that gave us the possibility to achieve further authenticity to our job.

Where do you draw inspiration from? Who and/or what is your muse?

I would say that many things are born from the inspiration of the moment, while others are designed before the execution. Anything can inspire us, an image, a color of a ruined door, the pattern of a particular fabric, a melody in a situation of extreme serenity, but especially observing everything that surrounds us. There is no point denying that also the web is an unlimited source of ideas,
the important thing is to focalize and pick up something new, because we strongly believe that contaminations give birth to very interesting creations.

Which are the techniques and the materials that you used?

In kneading the clay we use traditional techniques: from modeling with hooks to plates, potter’s wheel, molds or by simple manipulation of soil.
With regards to the technique of decoration we mainly use the raku technique, although lately we are also opening up the traditional ceramics. The raku pottery is a Japanese technique very
specific and particular. The craquelè that was formed during the production proceeding is the decorative feature of this technique and can’t be replicated in an identical manner between one object and another, for this reason the Raku ceramic is extremely unique and very refined.
The process involves that the piece, pulled out from a oven that reach 940 degrees, is
covered by sawdust for a few minutes and immersed in cold water. These steps create the
traditional crepe and darken with smoke the raw parts.
As for the colors, we use colors for pottery, glazes and oxides.

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  • arianna piazza

    Owner, Maker

    Since 2010 I approached the raku pottery and produce unique and unrepeatable jewelry. I live in Bassano del Grappa, a city in Italy famous for its pottery. I studied art and ceramics in my city and Venice.

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Last updated on December 4, 2020
Bottega Krua makes handmade original pottery items in Italy. Welcome to my ceramic shop

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I want you to love your purchase! If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase please contact me prior to leaving feedback... I will need a photo of the broken item for insurance purposes. I will be happy to exchange or refund the purchase price if the items are returned to me in original state within 14 days.

If you want simple priority mail cheap I do not refund in the event of a lost shipment!

Shipping with tracking number are expensive but is more safe than simple mail.

Custom-made products are not refund!

IMPORTANT: Shipping costs to return are buyer's responsibility!
taxes could be add on your purchase, depends of your country/state
please read every item's description to check the shipping cost and if the shipping is traceable or not.
I'll ship by italian mail in a rigid and safe box so that the piece will not damaged.
Mugs and small items under 50 us dollars are shipped by economy mail not traceable, if you need the traceable shipping ask me before to buy; the shipping cost will be more expensive but safer. I do not refund not traceable shipping!
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Shipping costs include post fares and protective wrapping material.
Shipping ceramics is expensive! I am a very small business and don't qualify for a discount on shipping. I use recycled materials for shipping as one way of trying to cut down on shipping costs. I don't make any profit on shipping, the price listed is either the actual cost or even slightly discounted

This is the link to italian mail web site with prices of shipping in euro:

Delivery days from 3-30 business days, depends on destination.
Delivery days to United States is about 10-20 days
Delivery days to Asia is about 20-30 days
Delivery days to Australia is about 20-30 days

If your purchase is late don't worry it will arrive to destination it needs only time to across the world, I never lost nothing.

MADE TO ORDER items: cause i need to make them the waiting time is usually 20/30 days. Sometimes could be faster, it depends how many orders I have in line and the complexity of the piece. Please remember to read always the description of every listing because some pieces are ready to ship and other pieces are made to order.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any question, please send the message to my Etsy conversation

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Last updated on Oct 5, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Disponibilità per la vendita all'ingrosso

I accept wholesale. Please send me a convo to accord prices, quantitative and shipping cost.


- Ceramic items painted with real gold are not dishwasher and microwave safe.
- Do not put immediately a ceramic item from the fridge into microwave because clay will be damaged.
- please handle with care all my items because they are handmade, not industrial products.

Food/beverage safe

All my items are food and beverage safe. I use only no toxic glazes, lead free in accordance with Italian law.