About Kiku Handmade
Hi, I'm Laurie Freivogel, and I am the artist behind Kiku Handmade. I am a glass artist, and I make screen printed, fused glass home goods in my studio just outside Chicago, Illinois. I started Kiku Handmade in the spring of 2004, primarily making small jewelry pieces and belt buckles. About a year after teaching myself to fuse, I integrated the screen printing process, using fine enamels, to incorporate a more graphic side to the medium. In the last ten years or so, I've moved to bigger, more colorful and contemporary coasters, platters, bowls (and more!), each printed by hand with my graphic designs, botanical drawings, pop-culture icons + quintessential city landmarks. Here on my website, you’ll find goods from quirky coasters to sophisticated serving pieces, or I can work with you to create custom pieces!