We're an artisan pottery studio in Amsterdam. And that's why our name is MADE IN MOKUM because we call our city Mokum.We throw our pots and vases on the wheel, the old fashioned way. Then we bake them and glaze them.
We make all of our own glazes. Of course we like to be secretive about our unique recipes, but we'll tell you this: they're old, lead-free and, well... secret.
We like our work to be wonky and quirky. What others may find 'a fault', we call it 'a feature'. Of course we don't allow cracks in the clay or chips off the glaze, but a crawling glaze or a heavy bottom is what we like.
Like what you see? Do you want 'something like that one but different'? Just ask us. We like a challenge.
Not many cities have such a heartwarming and homely nickname, but Amsterdam does: Mokum is yiddisch but as dutch as cheese. An openminded and easy - did you say sleazy? - city.
Really. It's by choice. Because uneven, crooked, lobsided, dented or whatever others call imperfect: that's what we love. It might be an aquired taste. At least it took us some time to get there and even dare to admit it: Wonky is the new perfect!
Creating ceramics is like cooking but on a really high fire. Like five times higher than your average kitchen oven. High enough to melt rock and so we're cooking up crystals. Only mother earth does it better because we don't want feel that pressure that she's under...
So we're just a tiny little pottery in Amsterdam. We make things we like ourselves and share them with others. We have made a lot of vases, bowls and pots but not all of them are on display or in the store. And if you want, just ask us to make one especially for you or your loved ones (dead or alive).Our work is quirky and wonky and whatever you wanna call it. We don't care too much about perfection in the traditional way. Wonky is our perfect.
We try to make usefull and beautiful stuff. If you don't put flowers or brushes or pens in our vases you can use them to hold a door or bang a nail in the wall. Don't throw them at people. All our shapes and glazes are homemade. Made at home and that's Mokum to us.
Really, what more do you need to know about us? Then drop us a note to share your thoughts, ask your question, put in an order or whatever you want from us..