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.

Kokeshi pots
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.


Online store update!

polkaros store update 2016

Our online store will be restocked tomorrow, June 2, at 9:30pm Singapore time/9:30am EDT. Finally!! Thank you to those who have been asking and waiting so patiently for our update. Do drop by to check out some of our new products! Hope you will find something you like! x


Dröm Pop!

Pop Up Shop in Singapore
We had our first pop up shop in Singapore at The Little Dröm Store and it was such a lovely experience. We showcased our handcrafted ceramic pots, Tenugui, zines and new items such as our clutch bags and Polkaros Poms! Thank you Singapore for all your support♥︎ Here are some pictures of how it turned out!
Pop Up Shop in Singapore
Pop Up Shop in Singapore
Above you’ll see our new Polkaros Poms, carefully handcrafted by Singaporean PomPom maker Melly. I will do a proper blog post about them soon!
Pop Up Shop in Singapore
Pop Up Shop in Singapore
Pop Up Shop in Singapore
Pop Up Shop in Singapore
I had fun decorating the glass window with the help of two very talented girls – Melly and Joycelyn! Thank you so much for staying back to help!
Pop Up Shop in Singapore
Last but not least, a big THANK YOU to the lovely Dröm keepers Antoinette and Stanely for making this happen. They have so much love for their products and work so well together as a team. It was such a pleasure working with them! Looking forward to future collaborations!
Pop Up Shop in Singapore
The pop up shop will be on till the end of November 2014. Do check if out if you are in Singapore! The ceramic pots are sold out but other items are still available.
Address: The Little Dröm Store SOTA, School of the arts 1 Zubir Said Drive, #02-01 Singapore 227 968
Photo credit: The Little Dröm Store


Summer Pop Up Shop & Workshop

Polkaros Pop Up Shop

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!

Polkaros Pop Up Shop

Polkaros Workshop

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.

Polkaros Workshop

Participants could tryout their designs on paper before moving on to their ceramic pieces.

Polkaros Workshop

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!

Polkaros Workshop

Polkaros Workshop

Everyone was so focused on their pieces!

Polkaros Workshop

Polkaros Workshop

One of the participants Rutsuko painted ‘Marnie’ the main character from Ghibli’s latest film ‘When Marnie was there’.

Polkaros Workshop

It was so amazing to see how everyone’s masterpieces turned out!! Great job ladies!

Polkaros Workshop

Polkaros Workshop

Thank you everyone for coming♥︎♥︎♥︎

SUMMER POP UP SHOP!

Polkaros Summer Pop Up Shop

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.

こんにちは!
8月16日(土)よりポルカロスの期間限定のポップアップショップをオープンいたします!カラフルでポップな遊び心のある陶芸やテキスタイル作品、可愛いzineなどのハンドメイドアイテムを展示販売いたします!

8月16日(土)17:00〜19:30にはSugar Townにてオープニングパーティを開催します!!ぜひ遊びに来てください!

+ POLKAROS SUMMER POP UP SHOP +
場所:Sugar Town ( (表参道駅A2出口)
期間:2014年8月16日(土)〜8月31日(日)
営業時間:12:00〜20:00 日・祝 : 12:00〜18:00
定休日:毎週木曜


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!

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8月のワークショップ、Summer cocktail partyのご案内です。
Polkarosの陶器に自由にペイントをして頂きます。

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)
参加ご希望の方は、
メール:info@sugar-town.com
にて、お名前、参加人数、当日連絡の付くお電話番号をお伝えください。
ご参加お待ちしております!

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

workshopvid1v

workshopvid2

workshopvid3

workshopvid4

Take a look at the full video!




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