Ikigai home was founded by Kate Sheehan in 2017 while gazing out the window of a tiny apartment in Kitchijoji.

Kate is a self taught ceramist and hand builds stoneware ceramics slowly and consciously in her studio based in Geelong, Victoria.

Inspired by the natural world she creates simple and durable pieces for the home using traditional hand building techniques and firing to a high temperature. Kate embraces imperfections and believes that nurturing small quirks in her work tells a more accurate story of her journey as an artist, how she sees the world and non-manufactured beauty. 

In addition to hand built ceramics Ikigai home store has a collection of timeless products to bring warmth and relaxation to your home space, sourced locally and from around the world. 


 生き甲斐 : A reason for being.