MAKUstudio

Raku Ceramic Cabochons Beads Buttons Pendants Jewelry

Colorado Springs, Colorado · 3538 Sales

MAKUstudio

Raku Ceramic Cabochons Beads Buttons Pendants Jewelry

Colorado Springs, Colorado 3538 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(1861)

Announcement   Next MAKUstudio show: BeadFest Santa Fe, March 26-28, Booth 502. Can't wait to see you all there! This will be my first time exhibiting there! Get a $10 off weekend pass here:

http://www.makustudio.com/upcoming-shows-and-events.html

Raku fired ceramic pendants, beads, buttons, cabochons and jewelry handmade by Marianne "MAK" Kasparian...enjoy!

Wholesale inquiries welcome!

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Announcement

Last updated on Mar 20, 2017

Next MAKUstudio show: BeadFest Santa Fe, March 26-28, Booth 502. Can't wait to see you all there! This will be my first time exhibiting there! Get a $10 off weekend pass here:

http://www.makustudio.com/upcoming-shows-and-events.html

Raku fired ceramic pendants, beads, buttons, cabochons and jewelry handmade by Marianne "MAK" Kasparian...enjoy!

Wholesale inquiries welcome!

"like" MAKUstudio on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/MAKUstudio

Follow on instagram: http://instagram.com/makustudio

Follow on Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/MAKUstudio

Marianne Kasparian

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Back from my Tucson show and listed these!

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I'll be adding listings all weekend, so check back often! Special runs through Cyber Monday!
Listed som more raku skulls today! Happy Halloween!
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About

I hand make each piece of raku art one at a time...it's my passion. Thank you for taking this journey with me!

My name is Marianne Kasparian and my friends call me "MAK". I first fell in love with clay in high school (over 20 years ago). I took three years back in the day and went on to get a degree from the University of Maryland at College Park in Textile Marketing. I never knew that I could do what I love as a career! So now, after many years in the restaurant business, career counseling, and much soul searching, I am doing what I love, my passion! I have taken additional pottery classes along the years in Bethany Beach (DE), Sedona (AZ) and Phoenix (AZ). I have attended raku workshops with some of the raku masters...Steven Branfman, Jim Romberg, Eduardo Lazo, and David Roberts. I now live in Colorado Springs, CO with my husband, son, german shepherd, and 2 cats. I love the art of Raku. Love, love, love raku!!! It's so exciting to see the finished product! I hope you enjoy my work.

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  • Marianne "Mak" Kasparian

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    My friends call me “MAK”! I love anything down to earth, funky, and eclectic. My main focus has been on raku beads and pendants for my jewelry creations, and for talented jewelry designers to use in their creations. Hope you are inspired!

Local

Find MAKUstudio at the following upcoming markets!

  • Bead Fest

    Santa Fe Community Convention Center,

    Santa Fe, NM

    Mar 24–26

    All kinds of wonderful beads from all over the world! This event has been held in downtown Santa Fe since 1992

  • Spring Innovative Beads Expo

    The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, 100 Station Ave

    Oaks, PA

    Apr 7–9

    Awesome bead show on the East Coast!

  • Rocky Mountain Bead Bazaar

    Denver Mart, 451 E 58th Ave Ste 4270

    Denver, CO

    Apr 29–30

    $10 Admission fee includes free parking and is good for both days! Sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Bead Society. Classes. Vendors. Inspiration.

  • Bead & Button Show

    Wisconsin Center, 400 W Wisconsin Ave

    Milwaukee, WI

    Jun 8–11

    MAKUstudio will be exhibiting again this year! Lots of raku cabochons, pendants, beads, and jewelry...+ MAKE & TAKE! Booth 138 & 140 I will also be at the Moonlight Madness event, the night of Tuesday the 7th, 9 pm-11 pm at the Hyatt.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 10, 2013
THE RAKU PROCESS:

Raku pottery was made long ago for Japanese tea ceremonies. It was modernized later into the process you see today. This involves taking a piece of pottery that has been bisque fired and glazed then firing it in a raku kiln (which my husband and I built ourselves). The piece is then fired to about 1800 degrees F and pulled out of the kiln while still red hot then placed in a reduction chamber containing organic materials such as newspaper, sawdust, leaves, etc. Smoke is created and reacts with the pot leaving the unglazed portion black (a very unique characteristic of raku). It's so exciting and creates one of kind colors which are very hard to duplicate. Please note that raku is not food safe nor is it intended to hold liquid.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal, credit cards and money orders. Click on "other" if you would like to pay with a money order and leave me a note in the "note to seller" area.
Shipping
I take extra care in shipping my items. They are all shipped First Class Mail via USPS within 1 or 2 days of payment.
Refunds and Exchanges
I strive to create happy customers. If you are not happy with your purchase please email me within 10 days of purchase. You will receive a refund of the purchase price minus shipping costs once the piece arrives back to me in its original condition.
Additional policies and FAQs
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TO VIEW MORE OF MY ART and FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ME:

http://www.MAKUstudio.com
http://www.flickr.com/MAKUstudio
http://www.MAKUstudio.blogspot.com

WHOLESALE:

Please contact me for wholesale information and have your sales license handy!