Collection: Minakari Ceramic

 Minakari is a compound word composed of the words mina and kari. Mina is a feminine variation of the word minu, which means paradise and heaven. Kari means to do or place something onto something else. Together, the word Minakari means to place paradise onto an object. It is a process of painting and coloring the surfaces of metals and ceramic tiles through enameling.

This art usually involves intricate designs, mainly using geometric shapes and designs, and is applied as a decorative feature to serving dishes, containers, vases, frames, display ornaments, and jewelry.  The process usually includes the fusing of colored powder glass into a substrate metal, glass, or ceramics through intense heat (usually between 750 and 850 Celsius or 1382 and 1562 degrees Fahrenheit).

The powder melts and cures to a smooth, durable glassy coating on metal, glass, or ceramics. Each piece takes hours and days of hard work, preciseness, and professionalism.  If you are looking for unique pottery gifts, you can find beautifully handcrafted Minakari items at our pottery shop in the USA. For those in the Windy City, our ceramic shop hightouch in Chicago offers an exquisite collection of Minakari pottery. Simply search for "pottery near me" to discover our local stores.

Whether you're visiting a ceramic shop or looking to buy pottery online, our selection of handmade pottery promises to add a touch of paradise to your home decor.