MAKUstudio

Raku Ceramic Cabochons Beads Buttons Pendants Jewelry

Colorado Springs, Colorado · 3991 Sales

MAKUstudio

Raku Ceramic Cabochons Beads Buttons Pendants Jewelry

Colorado Springs, Colorado 3991 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(2024)

Announcement   Next Event: MAKUstudio Raku Workshop/Retreat in beautiful Oregon Wine Country!!
Sept 27-30, 2018 Limited space available! Message me for details!

A big thank you to all who came to my booth at the Bead & Button Show!

Excited about my new monthly subscription box...check out www.MAKUrakuBOX.com

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 Jun 21, 2018

Next Event: MAKUstudio Raku Workshop/Retreat in beautiful Oregon Wine Country!!
Sept 27-30, 2018 Limited space available! Message me for details!

A big thank you to all who came to my booth at the Bead & Button Show!

Excited about my new monthly subscription box...check out www.MAKUrakuBOX.com

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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Marianne Kasparian

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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.

Shop members

  • Marianne "Mak" Kasparian

    Owner

    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!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 1, 2018
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.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 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)
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.
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.
Additional policies and FAQs
Monthly subscription box: www.MAKUrakuBOX.com

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www.MAKUstudio.com


WHOLESALE:

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