Tamiko Claire, known as Tommy is a half Japanese, half American maker from Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. She found her love for clay as a teen and furthered her study of the practice in Japan and New York. Tamiko continues to develop her technique and style by drawing from nature, culture, the people around her, and the places she visits. Her studio, Tamiko Claire Stoneware offers heart-filled, handmade ceramic pieces with clean lines and earthy roots. Each piece is made with intention in every part of the process.