Polkaros Craft Club

Polkaros Craft Club
Introducing Polkaros Craft Club, a new project we created to share our love for craft. We hope to offer more regular workshops and hopefully go on a craft tour! First up, we are having an intimate Planter Workshop at A Different Clan in Singapore where you will learn how to create your very own planter with traditional handbuilding techniques using air-dry red clay from Japan. To sign up, simply go to our online store to purchase a spot here!

Details are as follow:
Venue: A Different Clan, 30A Seah Street
Date: 25 March 2017, Saturaday
Time: 2pm-5pm
Duration: 3hrs
Fee:US$105*

*Please note that currency on our online store is currently in USD.
Have a great weekend!


We ❤️ Kokeshi

We ❤️ kokeshi

Kokeshi was created during the end of Edo-period in Tohoku region in Japan and sold as a toy/souvenir to tourists at the popular hot springs. It is carved out on a wheel, which is quite similar to how our pots are made.

We ❤️ kokeshi

There are two kinds of Kokeshi doll – the Traditional Kokeshi that consists of 11 different styles and originated from 6 prefectures in Tohoku, and the Modern Kokeshi that was created by modern craftsmen and sold as a souvenir all over Japan. Kokeshi as originally created as a toy for children and is designed in a way that a child or infant can hold on to the doll easily. The width of the body of a kokeshi doll is meant to fit in a child’s hand nicely. We love how a traditional craft and natural material like wood is combined with a cute design and simple colors. I can imagine how a child would be attracted to the toy when they are on a holiday with their parents. It kind of reminds me of how I was naturally attracted to ceramic pieces with faces and colors when I hung out at my parent’s pottery studio as a child, surrounded by more ‘serious’ and ‘adult’ works.

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Above is one of our earliest pot shapes that was inspired by the Japanese Kokeshi Doll. I was inspired to create something that would speak to someone out there who is playful and filled with the curiosity of a child.
We have just updated our store and you can see the full Kokeshi collection here.


Activities at Uniqlo Flagship Store

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Hope you are having a great start to the new year! Apologies for not posting as often as I’d hope too. We have been keeping ourselves busy with workshops, making new products and planning our activities for the new year. We are happy to announce that for the month of February, we will be conducting a series of workshops at Uniqlo Flagship store at Orchard Central in Singapore. Check out the line up of activities below. We hope you can join us in crafting some cute and unique pieces with your hands!

Mini Brooch Painting
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Using colorful paints, bring life to a pre-made mini pot brooch.
Date: 4 & 5 February 2017*
Duration: 15-30 minutes
Redemption time: 2:00pm-4:30pm
To redeem for a Mini pot brooch workshop, present a single receipt with $120 worth of purchase at Uniqlo flagship store on 4,5,11,12 Feb. 2017
*This offer has been extended to 11 & 12 February!

Heart-shaped Brooch Painting
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Using clay and colorful paints, create a unique heart-shape brooch
Date: 11 & 12 February 2017
Duration: 15-30 minutes
Redemption time: 2:00pm-4:30pm
To redeem for a Heart-shaped brooch workshop, present a single receipt with $120 worth of purchase at Uniqlo flagship store on 4,5,11,12 Feb. 2017

Fabric Dyeing: Katazome Fun
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Try your hand at a traditional Japanese hand-dyeing technique called Katazome to apply fun graphics to your LifeWear.
Date: 18 & 19 February 2017
Duration: 15-30 minutes
Redemption time: 2:00pm-4:30pm
To participate, purchase any Uniqlo T-shirt which will be used during the workshop.

Heart-shaped ring dish
Heart-shaped Ring Dish
Using stone clay and colorful paints, craft a heart-shaped ring dish from a scratch.
Date: 25 February 2017
Duration: 1.5hours
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm, 4:00pm-5:30pm
To participate, sign up for free at http://yourstagenowlive.sg/events between 16-19 February 2017.

Mini Planter Brooch Workshop
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Personalize a pre-made mini planter and make a tiny realistic looking succulent plant to go with it.
Date: 26 February 2017
Duration: 1.5hours
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm, 4:00pm-5:30pm
To participate, sign up for free at http://yourstagenowlive.sg/events between 16-19 February 2017.


Uniqlo x Polkaros workshop

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We had 2 sessions of workshops on the opening day of Uniqlo flagship store. The first workshop was at 10am and while setting up, we could sense the excitement of more than a thousand shoppers lining up outside the store. Our participants got to design and paint their very own Polkaros pots. Special thanks to Uniqlo for sponsoring the workshops and to everyone who signed up! Here are some pictures of how it turned out!

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Have a great weekend! x


Uniqlo flagship store pre-opening event

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We are very honored to be part of the private opening event of Uniqlo’s first flagship store in Singapore/South East Asia. The brief was to host a 15 minutes workshop for 60 pax. This was our first time doing something in that scale and I was excited to take up the challenge! After some brainstorming, I finally decided to do a mini pot brooch painting workshop for the event. It was a busy and fun night sharing my craft with the guests. Everyone was so creative and it was interesting to see everyone’s interpretation of my mini pots. Here are some pictures from that night!

Uniqlo pre-opening night workshop

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Uniqlo Flagship Store Campaign

I have always been a big fan of Uniqlo so I was excited when asked to be a part of their new campaign celebrating the first global flagship store in Southeast Asia and Singapore. The campaign “Your Stage Now Live” featured 9 individuals from different walks of life and how they express themselves doing what they love. We did a photo shoot, video shoot and a short interview session. You can see the full campaign here.

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Uniqlo global flagship store in Orchard Central officially opened on 2 September 2016! Our posters are placed in a few locations within the 3 story store and the video clips occasionally appear on the 286 digital screens around the store!

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Pierrot pouch spotted in Uniqlo!

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There are also 2 giant billboards around Somerset Mrt Station. I thought the line they had selected for my picture was very appropriate ‘What is life without dreams?’.

Here’s the interview!

Last but not least, I would like to share some behind the scenes pictures shot at the charming Thow Kwang Pottery in Singapore as it was a really memorable experience for me. It was amazing working with professionals from both Singapore and Japan. Special thanks to Kinetic Singapore and Uniqlo SG for this opportunity!

Uniqlo Flagship Store

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Uniqlo Flagship Store

Uniqlo Flagship Store




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