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In The Works – behind the scenes in the KW Studio

 

If you follow us on Instagram, you’re probably well aware that here in the KW Studio, there is always a new project, idea or product in the works.

 

Sometimes our ideas may not evolve past the experimental point (we’ve had our fair share of glaze fails), and other times we may be so busy pumping out orders that it can take a while to release a new product, but there is always something in the pipeline.

Personally, I love seeing how others create. I can’t get enough of behind the scenes features, studio/home tours and ‘what’s in my bag’ videos – and they’re so popular I know a lot of you must love them too! Discovering the story behind how other people do things helps us to connect, and we want to invite you in for a sneak peak into the studio for the same experience.

So.. without further ado, welcome to ‘In The Works’ a new, recurring feature where we will be sharing the processes behind our product developments, custom projects and studio upgrades. We invite you to ask away if you have any questions at all, or if there is something you would love to see from us – let us know in the comments!

For our first feature, we will be sharing how our new ‘Sushi Sets’ came to fruition.

At the end of last year, we added another member to our team. Cate had spent the two years previous living in Japan, and wanted to bring some of the everyday rituals she loved in Japanese culture home to Australia. In collaboration with Kim, Cate put together a Sushi and Tea set to help instill art and calm into her everyday life.

Sketching out her ideas was the first step in putting together the sets. As most of the items weren’t from any of our previous collections, we then had to begin sampling from scratch. This involved trialling the new shapes a few times and choosing what glazes suited best. The chopstick rests took a little longer to perfect, as we realised the base of our original design wasn’t exactly flat, and would rock from side to side – a no-go for such a calming scene!

After a while of going back and forth with design changes, we finally settled on two different colour combinations – in-yō (yin-yang) – black and white. Each set includes a tray/plate, soy pourer, soy dish, chopstick rest, tea bowl and vase, and will come packaged in a beautiful gift box.

 

 

We’re almost ready to list them on our online store, so keep your eyes open on our Instagram for a release date! We also have plans extend the range to offer rice bowls, ramen bowls and more, so keep an eye out for when we begin to trial these new shapes.

 

Do you have a favourite Japanese dish or ritual?

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Custom Project // Seeds by Bruno Loubet at Brisbane Airport

We absolutely loved working on this dream project for Seeds by Michelin-star chef Bruno Loubet ~ the first new F&B retailer to sign on as part of Brisbane Airport’s $40 million redevelopment of its Domestic Terminal, which is set to open for trade late 2018.

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Specially curated ceramic sets – Weekly Mix Up savings

I've been so impressed with customers mixing & matching their purchases from our online store that I am introducing our brand new Weekly Mix-Up! This feature will have all sorts of random Mix 'n Match sets popping up each week, ranging from dinner sets to decorative items and everything in between.

Curated Ceramic Sets At A Discounted Price - Plus Subscribers Get 10% Extra Discount!

These sets are offered at a special price, and the best part is that newsletter subscribers can save an ADDITIONAL 10% OFF the already reduced price! If you aren't already subscribed to our newsletter then pop your details in below and keep an eye on your inbox each week for the latest Weekly Mix Up special.

Enjoy!

xx Kim & the team at KW Ceramics

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Every week we will be adding a new product Mix Up at a special price.
Subscribe for an extra 10% off coupon each week in your inbox.

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Worldwide Shipping now available!

We are so pleased to offer worldwide shipping to our wonderful customers!

The best part is that all international orders automatically receive a 10% discount as they are exempt from the GST tax. This also applies to Australian residents shipping overseas (it can therefore be more economical for us to ship your overseas gifts depending on your purchase). This discount will be applied automatically to all prices on the website once you have selected your shipping country.

International shipping rates are as follows;

NEW ZEALAND
Orders up to AU$250 ~ $35
Orders up to AU$500 ~ $45
Orders up to AU$1000 ~ $85
Orders up to AU$2000 ~ $150

US & CANADA
Orders up to AU$500 ~ $100
Orders up to AU$1000 ~ $200
Orders up to AU$2000 ~ $300

UK & EUROPE
Orders up to AU$500 ~ $120
Orders up to AU$1000 ~ $240
Orders up to AU$2000 ~ $360

For all other countries, or orders over $2000, we can quote delivery to make sure you get the best rate possible. Please get in touch if you have any queries at all!