It’s starting to get chilly here in Tokyo and Summer is leaving us quickly. I am going to miss the sun and all the summer activities! This summer was especially memorable for us as we had a lovely Summer pop up shop and workshop at Sugar Town. A big thank you to the owners of Sugar town, and everyone who took time off to drop by! Thank you so much for your support. Here are some pictures of how the event turned out!
This was our first Polkaros ceramic painting workshop and to assist the participants, I created a simple worksheet to show how you can start designing your own character.
Participants could tryout their designs on paper before moving on to their ceramic pieces.
Marie from Etincelle Creative Studio attended with her sweetest daughter Chloe! The cutest Mother & Daughter team! Marie did a lovely blog post on the event. Do take a look here!
Everyone was so focused on their pieces!
One of the participants Rutsuko painted ‘Marnie’ the main character from Ghibli’s latest film ‘When Marnie was there’.
It was so amazing to see how everyone’s masterpieces turned out!! Great job ladies!
Thank you everyone for coming♥︎♥︎♥︎
We are having a Pop Up Shop at Sugar Town from 16 to 31 August 2014 to showcase our Summer Collection! To commemorate the event, we are throwing a Summer Cocktail Party this Saturday, 16 Aug.2014, from 17:00 to 19:30. Drinks and light snacks will be served. Hope you can join us!!
+ POLKAROS SUMMER POP UP SHOP +
Location: Sugar Town ( Omote Sando Station A2 exit )
Duration: 16 – 31 Aug., 12:00〜20:00, 12:00〜18:00 (Sun. & Hol.) Closed on Thursdays.
+ POLKAROS SUMMER POP UP SHOP +
場所：Sugar Town ( (表参道駅A2出口)
営業時間：12:00〜20:00 日・祝 : 12:00〜18:00
Yesterday I had the pleasure of giving a lecture to 160 freshmen at Joshibi University of Art and Design. It’s always nerve-racking 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!
Was greeted with a small poster promoting my lecture at the corridor when I arrived at the university.
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!
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
To join, simply email your name, no. of participants and contact number to email@example.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
We made a video for the workshop! Here are some screenshots…
Take a look at the full video!
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!
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.
They also featured my Teru Teru bozu and cardholder craft projects that I posted about some time back.
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.
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.