Lecture at Joshibi University of Art and Design

Lecture at Joshibi University of Art and Design

Yesterday I had the pleasure of giving a lecture to 160 freshmen at Joshibi University of Art and Design. It’s always nerve-wrecking speaking in front of an audience of this size, especially in a foreign language! But it’s all worthwhile when students come up to ask questions about the lecture. It really shows the level of interest they have for the subject and the path they are about to pursue. I am so excited for them!

Lecture at Joshibi University of Art and Design

Lecture at Joshibi University of Art and Design

Lecture at Joshibi University of Art and Design
Was greeted with a small poster promoting my lecture at the corridor when I arrived at the university.

Lecture at Joshibi University of Art and Design

Oh, just in case you are wondering, everyone called me ‘rossy’ when I was studying at Joshibi so that’s the name I use whenever I am back!

Summer Cocktail Party Workshop!

polkaros workshop new

I’ll be conducting a Summer Cocktail Party Workshop in a cute shop in Tokyo called Sugar Town. Participants can paint their very own Polkaros cocktail cup and we can have a little toast together after the workshop!

Here are the details:
When:August 23 (Sat) 2014, 14:00-16:00 / August 31 (Sun) 2014, 14:00-16:00    
Where:Sugar Town (Nearest station : Omote-Sando station exit A2)
Jingumae 4-7-6, 2F, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Fee:3,780 Yen
To join, simply email your name, no. of participants and contact number to info@sugar-town.com.
See you at Sugar Town!


8月のワークショップ、Summer cocktail partyのご案内です。

日時:2014年8月23日(土) 14:00~16:00 / 8月31日(日) 14:00~16:00    
場所:Sugar Town 東京都渋谷区神宮前4-7-6 2階
参加費:3,500円 (税込3,780円)


We made a video for the workshop! Here are some screenshots…





Take a look at the full video!

Tukutte – July Issue!

Tukutte Magazine - July Issue

There is a new handmade magazine in Japan called ‘Tukutte‘ which means ‘make it!’ in Japanese. We are happy to be featured in their July issue with a 4 page mt masking tape spread. I’ve been a fan of mt masking tapes for many years so when the editor asked if I could do a mt tape spread for them, I was more than happy. This is how it turned out!

Tukutte Magazine - July Issue
I did a makeover of the Polkaros studio using mt Casa and decorated some every day items such as stationeries, photo frames and iphone case with mt masking tapes.

Tukutte Magazine - July Issue
They also featured my Teru Teru bozu and cardholder craft projects that I posted about some time back.

Tukutte Magazine - July Issue
That’s me, a rare profile pic that was professionally taken by the photographer!

This issue is filled with lots of handmade projects complete with patterns and instructions! If you love making things with your hands and exploring different crafts, you would love this magazine! You can get a copy here. (Sorry, the site is currently in Japanese only!)

Here are some pictures taken during the photo shoot.

Tukutte Magazine - July Issue

Tukutte Magazine - July Issue

Tukutte Magazine - July Issue

Tukutte Magazine - July Issue

Tukutte Magazine - July Issue

Happy Mother’s Day ♥︎

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the lovely Moms out there!

And to my ever so loving and selfless mom, thank you for everything! This was so long ago that we’ve almost forgotten but when I was a kid, my mom went to Australia to get trained to become a certified ceramic painting teacher. When she got back, she started teaching ceramic painting and I would join her at the studio to paint bisque ware animal figures, houses, boxes…etc. It was fun! I didn’t really realize how it has influenced me until I started painting my pots again recently. There were some techniques (or tricks) that I’ve acquired then. I’m thankful for the opportunity to try all kinds of crafts at a young age. I hope all kids will get to experience that in their childhood. And I’m extremely thankful for all the support and encouragement my mom has given me in pursuing my dreams.

Thank you!


And the winner is…

Country Boy

Congratulations to our lucky winner ‘Julie Adore’ from France!

A huge THANK YOU to all who joined our little giveaway! Too bad there could only be one winner this time! We will have another one with our next launch! Thanks for your interest and support!

*Winner was selected using ‘miniwebtool’ an online random name picker.

Hello Spring! Giveaway


A small collection of our handcrafted pots from ‘The Polkaros Parade’ exhibition are now available on our online store. To commemorate this event, we are having a giveaway!!

This lovely Country Boy high-fired stoneware pot is carefully hand thrown and hand painted with love in Tokyo. Perfect for bringing some Spring vibes into the home! To enter, simply head over to our Facebook page and like or leave a comment on the giveaway post!

Giveaway ends on May 7, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. JST.
The winner will be announced on May 8, 2014.

Good luck!!


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