Introducing….DOTS by Mariko. It’s my first official foray into functional pottery. Mainly mugs and espresso cups, but also bowls and some other things for snacks. And the theme is all dots! Here are some quick notes about the collection, followed by details about when + where these pieces will be available.
It all began with a chat about making coffee mugs to sell at da Shop. Since I've never done functional stoneware like this for sale, my plan was to go for it and learn along the way. So this collection is kind of like a record of my time getting the hang of making multiples, finding a theme that worked, and then running with all the new ideas that came out of it.
Ever since I started working with stoneware, I have loved using the clay itself as a design element. All these dots are naked clay, created by painting them with a wax-resist and dipping in a single glaze. The wave + sun (or moon) design was the first design that I connected with. It felt like a cousin to Beachcake (my other brand of ceramics), and I liked seeing how it worked across different shapes.
Then, all these variations I needed to try: the allover dots, a straight-sided mug asked for big oblong dots, some plain dipped pieces for breathing room... I hope people have fun mixing and matching all the different designs.
I'm doing just ONE pop up with these DOTS, so mark your calendar.
Keep it Kaimuki Pop-Up Market
Saturday, September 21
At Da Shop: Books & Curiosities, 3565 Harding Avenue in Kaimuki.
There will be coffee if you want to try out your new mug! Lots of other vendors, and printmaking activities. Follow the links above for details. Easy parking in the municipal lot btwn 11th/12th Ave. We're behind the Movie Museum, across Harding Ave.
Some fine print about the DOTS collection:
Everything is one of a kind, so at the pop-up, I will take a limited number of orders for things that have sold out, or for larger sets of a particular item. Please, no hold requests or orders before the pop-up. Leftovers will be sold elsewhere (TBD and I'll let you know). If you cannot make it to the pop-up, but want to purchase something, contact me after the event, and we'll work it out.