Mariko Ceramics

Gardner, Illinois · 56 Sales


Mariko Ceramics

Gardner, Illinois 56 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

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Last updated on May 22, 2017

Welcome to my shop! New items are being added on a daily basis, so please check back for the latest listings.

Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoy what you see!

Mariko Brown Harkin

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Mariko Brown Harkin


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Jackie Geiple

Jackie Geiple on Apr 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful little bowl with lovely colors :) Arrived quickly, and packaged carefully! My students loved holding it and looking at it up close...thank you! :)

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Why I do it and what inspires me...

My fascination with pottery comes from my desire to make art and to produce something that is not only functional but visually appealing. Porcelain allows me stretch and shape the clay in any way I chose and offers a blank canvas for my floral imagery and luscious glazes to blend. The forms I create are tight and precise with a sense of restricted volume. I use bands around the form to constrict specific areas of each piece, while at the same time creating space for the volume and fullness to escape, while the bands create registers to frame my drawings and paintings of floral imagery.
The way I combine surface and form is inspired by Ming Dynasty porcelain wares and Iznik ceramics. I am drawn to the all-encompassing motifs depicted on these wares and to the compositions created by their colors and patterns, similar to those seen in Middle Eastern textiles. I also look to nature, especially the textures and contours of leaves and flowers, for inspiration. I use color combinations and floral imagery as a reminder of the beauty that nature has to offer.
My aim is that my pots will be used for eating, drinking and service. I believe that my art should be able to make a connection between the viewer and creator, even if only for a moment. I intend to create this relationship through the experience of beauty, design, tactility and comfort.

Mariko A. Brown


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  • Mariko A. Brown


    Mariko’s combination of surface and form are inspired by Ming Dynasty porcelain wares and Iznik ceramics, in addition to imagery found on Middle Eastern textiles.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 31, 2014
All of my pots are handmade and unique. I offer a wide variety when it comes to the drawings and pattern placement on each piece so that no two pots are the same. Every piece is functional, as well as food and dishwasher safe- though I do recommend handwashing them to preserve the life of each piece.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
All items will be shipped within 2-3 business days of order and payment

Items will be shipped via the USPS- priority mail or UPS. Each piece is insured, shipping confirmation and tracking info will be sent to the customer when item is shipped.

Each piece is carefully bubble wrapped and double- boxed to ensure the safe arrival of your order. I take extra care in assuring that each purchase is well packed and arrives safe and sound. Please do not be alarmed if you purchase arrives in a slightly used box or recycled packaging materials. I only use materials that I know to be of sound packing quality, but also believe in re-using as much of these materials as possible.

If you are sending your purchase as a gift please message that info upon checkout and I will adjust the packing material accordingly.

***Please see the Refunds/ Exchange policy in the event that a purchase is damaged upon arrival.***
Refunds and Exchanges
Each pot is handmade and is meant to be unique. Please view all images of each piece carefully before buying- there are no refunds or exchanges. If something arrives damaged, PLEASE contact me immediately so that an exchange can be arranged.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy and more than willing to do custom orders, wholesale and consignment. If you are interested in any of these please contact me directly with all the pertinent information and we can go forward once all the specifics have been worked out.