Thomas Arakawa Pottery

The pottery making process is a magic. The things exist just as our imagination become tangible objects which add value to people’s everyday life. Almost at all stages of the pottery making process are measured by human senses. The handmade process measured by the human senses reflects our emotion and passion in the tangible result. It affirms my Japanese and Kathy's Korean heritage and the American influence to us.

We aspire to make unique functional pottery that reflect ourselves, fit American life style, and enrich customers everyday life. As we are making pottery, We think about how individual customers use our pieces and how it affects their life. This gives us a unique connection with the people who use our pots.

We achieve our goal by making functional pottery as an collaborative work between me and customers. Most of our functional-ware are half complete as art. Our ikibana vessels are complete as art when customer put their plants. Our dinnerware and tea ceremony utensil are complete as art when customers place their food and used in their everyday life.