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Note from shop owner Thank you for visiting my shop. My shop is temporarily closed and will be back on May 12th. During this time, I will still be answering conversations with you and will get back to you as soon as I can.
Thank you!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 2, 2022

Thank you for visiting my shop. My shop is temporarily closed and will be back on May 12th. During this time, I will still be answering conversations with you and will get back to you as soon as I can.
Thank you!

Eri Sugimoto

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Eri Sugimoto


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About erisugimotopottery

Sales 184
On Etsy since 2009

About Eri Sugimoto

Eri’s work is functional pottery which is mainly thrown on a wheel. She creates the pattern on each piece by hand-cutting paper, then laying it out so as to be unique and dynamic using the body of the piece as a canvas. She tries to make two-dimensional patterns look three-dimensional through placement of the design on the organic curve. The techniques of asymmetry and dynamic composition in her pottery may have been influenced by her experience studying Japanese Middle Ages art on folding screens, ink paintings, sliding screen paintings, and illustrated scrolls in her early days as an art history student.

The form of her pottery is as significant as the pattern. Beautiful, organic and functional : these are the elements that she always keep in mind. In addition, she is always seeking the infinite variety of combinations of clay and slip that will make the pattern look as beautiful as possible.

Her work is not only for special occasions but also for daily use. She hope is always that each piece will become one of the joyful elements in someone’s life.

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  • Eri Sugimoto


    Eri met the world of clay and started with hand-building pottery while working as a product designer in Tokyo. After moving to the US, she started to learn wheel throwing. She has been enjoying exploring and challenging her creativity in her studio.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to look at my work. I personally handcrafted all the items in California. Each piece has a unique, original pattern. Find your favorite, and check back for new ones!

Please visit my website.

International orders are welcome! Please feel free to ask me about International shipping.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

A sales tax will be charged for items shipped to a California address.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
Returns and exchange details
All sales are considered final. However, if you find there is a problem with your order please contact me by email at info [!at] within 48 hours. We will either replace the item or issue a refund. If your order has shipped, you will also be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Only the product cost (without the shipping fee) will be refunded if it is the return because of the customers' personal preferences. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.
If an item is purchased and not paid for within 3 days, your order may be cancelled.
It will depend on the shipping address, the weight, and size of the items you order.

A sales tax will be charged on orders shipped to California address.

International orders are welcome! I will ship to almost every country around the world. Please feel free to ask me about International shipping. Please be aware that you will be responsible for any taxes, customs fees, or other amounts levied by your home country. I do not have control over any Duties / Taxes and the costs will be the customers responsibility.

All items are carefully wrapped and packaged. Most items will be shipped within one week after I receive your payment. I ship all orders via the United States Postal Service. Shipping & handling charges are based on the items purchased. Your product will be shipped to the address provided from you. I'm not responsible for lost or damaged pieces if an order is shipped to the wrong address due to the customer's error. Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee delivery times or dates. If you need expedited shipping and insurance please contact me before you make your purchase.

Please inspect the packaging of your items when they arrive. If your items arrive damaged please send photos to info [!at] within 48 hours. We can find a solution.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that since all products are handcrafted, there may be slight variations in color, textures, finish and dimensions. Due to differences in computer monitors, the color between the actual product and your screen might be slightly different.