Tsuchikara

TSUCHIKARA POTTERY

Orinda, California · 530 Sales

Tsuchikara

TSUCHIKARA POTTERY

Orinda, California 530 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(285)

Shop owner

Mitsuko

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Note from shop owner Hello! Thank you so much for visiting my shop. I will reopen my shop after coming back from firing a kiln in Pope Valley. I am sorry for the inconvenience.

More information about Tsuchikara Pottery, please visit my Instagram, https://instagram.com/tsuchikara_pottery/

You may check out what has been sold in the past by clicking "sales" on "shop info". And I can be reached by email by clicking "Contact the shop owner" on "shop owner" section on the left. You may also click the blue line below if you would like to be notified.

Thank you so much for your understanding and for your support!

Mitsuko,
tsuchikara pottery

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 28, 2018

Hello! Thank you so much for visiting my shop. I will reopen my shop after coming back from firing a kiln in Pope Valley. I am sorry for the inconvenience.

More information about Tsuchikara Pottery, please visit my Instagram, https://instagram.com/tsuchikara_pottery/

You may check out what has been sold in the past by clicking "sales" on "shop info". And I can be reached by email by clicking "Contact the shop owner" on "shop owner" section on the left. You may also click the blue line below if you would like to be notified.

Thank you so much for your understanding and for your support!

Mitsuko,
tsuchikara pottery

Mitsuko

Contact shop owner

Mitsuko

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(285)
etsy1197

etsy1197 on Mar 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully crafted small plates. Mingei at its rustic and subtle best.

Lori Lamborn

Lori Lamborn on Mar 4, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The wood fired plate is one of a kind and beautiful. Shipping was very fast. Thank you!

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About

My connection to clay

My connection to clay is somewhat related to my connection to coffee. Spending time at the café has been important for me ever since I was young. My time at the café is spent not only to enjoy a good cup of coffee, but also to take in the whole experience around it.
Café Ibrik at Okayama Orient Museum that I frequented during my high school days was my favorite place. I saw how Arabic Coffee was prepared and I enjoyed it in a handmade cup in the perfect setting. I also remember my first cup of Blue Mountain coffee at the café where the customers could choose their cups to use for their coffee. Around that time I started to look for the perfect relationship between the coffee and the cup.

In 1994 I started to create cups from clay. First it was for coffee, then for tea. Making Chawan, a teabowl for Japanese Way of Tea became a big challenge for me. In order to create a good one, I must study Japanese Way of Tea, Japanese Tea Ceremony. It was a must to become a user to understand and to make Chawan. It is not something that you can learn from reading a book about it, or looking at the objects or the photos. Not only I enjoyed Japanese tea practice, but I also fell in love with all aspects of Japanese tea. I must say that studying tea truly influenced my way of making clay art.

Lastly, I aim to create living works of art that have “soul” in a way that forms a heart-to-heart link between the maker and the user. I believe that even one small object that I create could deliver my message.

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Shop members

  • Mitsuko Siegrist

    Owner, Creator

    For my connection to clay is in the story. Click the link "Story" above.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 5, 2016
Welcome! Thank you for visiting my shop.
In my own work, I would like to make functional things, things that people will really use and hold in their hands, and perhaps they will wonder who made them, as I had wondered myself.
I create living works of art that have "soul" in a way that forms a heart-to-heart link between the maker and the user.
I don't want to end my role by just making pots, but I would love to deliver special experience with time and space to come along. Hope my pots would always smile at your table.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I ship my pots well protected with padding in a shipping box. However, any damage occurs or you have any problem with the pots, Please let me know as soon as possible. I will do my best to solve the problems for my customers.I could refund or replace the damaged pots, however, all of my pots are one of a kind, so it's not possible to replace the exact same pot. Thanks for your understanding.
Payment
Note: 8.25% sale tax to California residents.

Paypal or credit card are accepted. For personal check or cash payment, please contact me in advance for the arrangement. I usually ship the item after payment is approved.
Shipping
For domestic shipping, I usually use USPS Priority Mail. For a heavy or big package, I use UPS if it is the better option. If you need Express service or other special delivery needs, please contact me. The combined shipping could be cheaper than you paid at the checkout. In that case I will refund the overpaid shipping fee to the account you used. If you would rather pay the exact shipping fee at the checkout than getting refunded later, please contact me before going through the transaction. So I can change the shipping fee before your checkout.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS - The international shipping prices listed are high estimates. The difference in the actual shipping cost will be refunded to you after the item has been shipped. International First Class doesn't have delivery confirmation or insurance. If you need Express service or other special delivery needs, please contact me.

I am happy to ship the gift to your special person/ special occasion with a card and/or gift wrap to other address than your address. Please add the comment with special request. I don't charge for this special service. Please ask!
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions, comments, and special orders, etc., please contact me. I will be happy to do my best to serve you. I love to hear from you.

Thank you so much for visiting my shop. I hope you come back to check the new items soon.

Thank you for your support.

Tsuchikara Pottery