Announcement Original Handbuilt Ceramic Sculptures. Wall masks, rabbits, whippets, greyhounds, and handmade Japanese pottery.
Original Handbuilt Ceramic Sculptures. Wall masks, rabbits, whippets, greyhounds, and handmade Japanese pottery.
ingadanielle on Aug 30, 2016
Beautiful, sensitive, joyful - an item to be treasured.
Miranda Dickinson on May 24, 2016
My little owl is absolutely gorgeous! Beautifully made and full of character. It was a pleasure to order - Midori kept in contact throughout and the owl arrived perfectly packaged. Would thoroughly recommend!
Dream, story and imagination
MidoriTakaki on Etsy is filled with dreams, imagination, stories and smile. My shop is where I share my world with you. I love hearing my creation made you happy. That makes me very happy. That drives me to create more.
I wanted to be a writer when I was a child. I always had stories in my head. And I still do. They used to prevent me sleeping at night. But one night in late 2010 I made a little clay rabbit; I had a good night sleep on that night. Since then, I make something almost every evening. I feel that I am writing my journal in clay. When other people wanted to buy my creations, I decided to open my Etsy shop.
I love animals; we live with one chicken, two dogs and two parrots. They give me plenty of inspiration. I also love walking in the woods where I get a spiritual experience, which often reflects in my work. I am also attracted by history, or anything ancient before history. I like to imagine how people used to feel. My imagination is often the source of my work.
My Etsy shop is my pet project. Now I sell my work in galleries, but I love Etsy community, where I can have direct connection with people all over the world. It is so special! I feel all customers are my friends, who share the joy of my world. Mike, my husband, says that people who buy my work tend to be very nice. He is right! I am so lucky to have lovely people in my shop! And even better, the majority of customers return to my shop for more.
My creation is stoneware ceramics, which is fired up to 2264-2372F/1240—1300C. Clay becomes vitrified at that temperature. Having been fired, they will last almost for ever. They will survive all of us, and all our children and their children and so on. I feel very spiritual and special to be able to create something almost eternal in a humans’ sense.
If you like to know story about a certain work, please let me know. I have plenty to tell you. Each one is unique and original. Once you become an owner of my work, you will start your own story with them. Once we all go, they will start their new story with their new owners. I feel honoured to be a part of their stories.
I'm a petite Japanese living in England. All my pieces are individually handmade and unique. I exhibit my work in galleries. I have a postgraduate certificate in Fine and Applied Art, and an MA in Social Anthropology.
Pearl, the whippet
She is a professional sleeper. She poses for Midori once a while if there are cookies involved. Her pink pyjamas is becoming a legend.
Accepted payment methods
* I will combine postage for a buyer of multiple pieces whenever I can. I will refund the difference via paypal when I saved the postage.
* I keep my shipping fee low by using clean recycled boxes as much as I can. If actual shipping fee is lower than I have charged you, I will refund the difference.
* I will post your purchase within one to two working business days.
* Every item is well packed. I will send you a confirmation after I post your item.
UK ORDERS will be sent by Royal Mail first class, signed for for the value of the contents of a packet over £20. Goods less than £20 will be Royal Mail 1st class. Approximate delivery time is about 2 days.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS will be sent by Air Mail via Royal Mail. The proof of posting will be obtained from Royal Mail.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS over £100 will be sent by Royal Mail Signed for with a tracking number.
<<Approximate delivery time>>
EU - about 5-7 working days;
North America - about 10-21 working days;
Japan - about 10-14 working days;
Australasia - about 14-21 working days.
Please note that delivery could, very occasionally, take up to 4-5 weeks due to bad weather, increased securities or the Christmas holiday period. I will inform you of any possible delays as much as I can by email.
So far, I haven't experienced parcels going to missing. But if you have any worries, please send me a convo or email. After 25 working days, I can start the claim process, and I will give you a refund.
DUTY, TAX and CHARGES
*UK and EU customers: No duty
*USA: The duty free threshold is US$800. Within the value, there will be no import duty.
*AUSTRALIA: The duty free threshold is AUS$1000. Within the value, there will be no import duty.
*SINGAPORE: Singaporean$400. Within the value, there will be no import duty.
*Many countries have 0% rate for importing original work of art by mail. Please check with your own government (Custom department). Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please report damages by email within 48 hours of receipt of your order and a photograph taken of the damaged work. I will give you a full refund for the goods and shipping.
All my work are carefully handmade, checked and carefully packed prior to posting. However if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, I will offer a full refund for the item and original shipping cost if the item is unused in case of tableware and in new condition. Please contact me within 3 days of receiving your order and post the item within 7 days in its original packaging.
Buyers are responsible for the return postage. Please keep a record of delivery or a proof of posting. I will issue the refund for the item and an original shipping through PayPal or Direct checkout upon receiving the item.