'Lohtu' (low-too) is the Finnish version of hygge — and is all about simple pleasures that comfort and delight your soul.
We believe in being unique. That is why we throw every piece without templates - so your order will always be unlike any other.
My ceramic journey started on a whim. I was always creative, and had a feeling that pottery was something I could be good at.
Following my heart, I purchased a wheel & kiln and started teaching myself to throw. It was hard! My first piece - this little bowl - is a treasure that I still have today as a tribute to my struggle.
In April of 2018, Lohtu Ceramics went live on Etsy. I finally had a sense of direction and undertanding of what I love in a mug & wanted to share that with the world:
My pieces have beautiful shapes, pleasing weight, a superior temperature response, and a range of colors to please any taste.
New Studio Space
Sales began slowly that first season, but soon increased. After working the first 2 years in my garage, it was time to find a commercial studio space. The perfect spot became available in July of 2020: an art studio on Main Street in Park Rapids, Minnesota -- my home town.
The Journey Continues
After 4 years, thousands of pieces & happy customers, I’m proud to say that I’m still passionate about every piece I make. They are parts of me, shared with the world.
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me and love my work. I love to hear what my art means to you!
every piece is a
work of heart
At Lohtu, pottery isn't something that we have to do -- it’s what we love to do. Let us make you something special, to warm you up when the nights get cold, to bring you comfort on difficult days, or as a special gift.