Perfectly imperfect - Japanese inspired design in Western functional ware.
Thank you for your interest in carrying Zenful Pottery! We are not your typical ceramic studio; our vision is to make bespoke ceramics affordable, which means emphasizing craft instead of art to create beautiful handmade work at an accessible price point. In that vein, our work is driven by these elements:
- Wabi-Sabi Philosophy - Imperfect details are what makes bespoke work beautiful, such as subtle variation in wheel thrown shapes, unique drips from glaze application, and small scuff marks on the surface from tools. The details are what gives them character, differentiating them from mass produced molded ceramics.
- Design Inspired by Nature - Ceramics were traditionally influenced by local materials, so to stay true to our roots, materials are used in as pure a form as possible. Our main palettes are derived from iron, copper, cobalt, and rutile.
- Minimalism = Increased Utility - Busy details and bright colors distract from the moment, infusing the piece with the personality of the maker, not the user. By keeping forms simple and details subtle, it’s easier to incorporate pieces into any home.
We currently offer two paths for wholesale, ordering from our standard inventory or designing custom work to suit your ceramic vision. Either way, wholesale is discounted at a sliding rate based off of MSRP, with no minimum order amount required.
All wholesale orders can be placed directly from the website through a wholesale account. To open a wholesale account, send us an email at email@example.com to get started.
Orders will be completed and shipped out within 6 weeks of order placement. If rush orders are needed, let us know ahead of time and we can likely accommodate it.
We ship UPS freight for wholesale orders, in addition to free delivery for local vendors. Shipping charges are invoiced separately after each order shipment, charged at the prevailing rate from Nashville, TN, and any outstanding account balance must be paid in full before future orders are shipped out.
International orders are subject to custom restrictions/shipping requirements and the buyer is responsible for all duties and import taxes/fees.
Once an order is placed, you may change or cancel the order within 2 business days by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Returns on standard inventory can be requested within 10 days of receipt of shipment. Returns on custom work are not accepted.
Please inspect all shipments immediately upon arrival. Any damaged, missing or defective shipments must be reported within 3 days of order receipt.
Wholesale From Inventory
Wholesale pricing is available on our standard inventory for the following collections/colors:
- Everyday Collection
- Wabi Collection
Further colors will be added throughout 2021. Other work from our inventory can be purchased by special request.
Wholesale Custom Work
We would love to work with you and design custom pieces if the style desired feels in line with our existing aesthetic. Any custom form requires an initial $50 design fee, which covers up to 2 iterations on prototyping the form before finalizing it for production. In addition, if custom molds are required to produce the form, they will be owned by you and priced based on material cost to produce, typically $5-$15 a mold.
Ordering custom work typically takes a few months of discussion before a final form is settled on. Contact us at email@example.com to get started.