TKID is a design studio founded by Tracey Kessler in 2001. As a licensed interior designer, working across the mediums of interiors, lighting, ceramics, surface pattern design, fiber arts and fine art, Tracey’s approach is always using the essence of wabi-sabi; the acceptance of transience and imperfections. Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, roughness, simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes. The beauty of the natural environment gives great inspiration to derive from.
Materials & Ingredients
Re-cycling and using products with natural resources (organic fibers, yarns, clay) are our driving principles. With interiors and fiber art, found objects, re-cycled fibers, antiques and objects are preferred. Working within our carbon footprint, local vendors, artisans and suppliers are specified. The ceramics are hand-built and fired in Sausalito and clay and glazes are purchased from ClayPeople in Richmond.
Packaging & Delivery
Located on Gate 5 Road in Sausalito, it’s easy for clients to pick up their pieces from the studio and take a little tour. Often recycled fabric is used to wrap the ceramics or product if it is for a gift. For shipping, we just started using a local company, PulpWorks, which is recycled fiber content made into containers.
Quality & Value
Ceramics are a great way and material to replace plastic cups or plates. They are all one-of-a kind originals and could be repaired if needed. The beauty of handmade is valuing the object over time. A reminder that craft needs to be an essential part of our daily lives – that a human created the object over a machine.
TKID uses zero-waste practices by selecting recycled fibers, donating unused items to SCRAP in San Francisco and not using plastic packaging.
Local Supply Chains
We use local vendors, tradespeople and community for our products and designs.
Goals & Aspirations
Our goals and aspirations are to continuing using local resources, selecting recycled materials and producing one-of-a-kind products.
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