Hey there! I'm Niki, a 22-year-old artist, and I'm thrilled to have you join me in my creative world.
Ever since I was a kid, I've known deep down that art is my true calling. I couldn't resist attending extra art classes even in elementary school, and later, I continued honing my skills in an awesome art school. My interests have always been diverse, ranging from designing cartoon characters to experimenting with mind-blowing SFX makeup.
Now, let me share how I stumbled upon the magical world of tiki! It all started when my amazing parents discovered the enchanting tiki culture more than a decade ago during their adventures in America. They came back with heaps of incredible stories and, as fate would have it, opened their own tiki bar called Rumpus. It was there that I fell head over heels in love with tiki mugs and saw them as an exciting artistic challenge. So, naturally, I decided to dive into this fantastic journey.
Let me take you on my Niki's Tiki adventure! Three years ago,
I delved into the captivating realm of ceramics. I sought guidance from a talented teacher who showed me the ropes of mold-making. It wasn't long before I proudly crafted my very first tiki mug! Fast forward another year, and I took the leap to open my own workshop, thanks to my incredible parents who gifted me my first-ever kiln. From day one, I received an overwhelming number of inquiries from individuals and companies, which filled my heart with joy! And with the unwavering support of my partner, I eventually upgraded to a massive 200-liter kiln, turbocharging our creative process.
In September 2022, I even had the pleasure of hiring an amazing team member named Dorka, who joined me on this fantastic journey.
Now, as a dynamic duo, Dorka and I bring you a delightful array of one-of-a-kind mugs, carefully crafted with love and dedication, and available for you to enjoy through our webshop, month after month! I'm incredibly grateful to be able to say, at the tender age of 22, that I've found my true passion, and it's all thanks to the amazing support from countless people. My ultimate goal is to bring joy and happiness to each and every one of you with our whimsical mugs.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this exhilarating ride! Together, let's make the world a little more colorful, one tiki mug at a time.