About Functional China
“Functional China” was established in 2017 with former partner Michael, and is owned and operated by non-binary entrepreneur and artist Kat.
“Functional China,” is a business proud to be a representation of the innovation and creativity of Native American non-binary pioneers within the cannabis industry. Thanks to the hard work of artists like them, the cannabis industry is being revolutionized by business owners like Kat.
Kat’s drive to create one of a kind ceramic and glass pieces stems from having been ailed by a serious illness, post-traumatic stress disorder, and a much needed artistic outlet to aide in Kat’s healing processes. It was only natural that they took a leap forward from this juncture and learned how to skillfully craft these unique pieces–for only they had developed an obsession with collecting fine bone china pieces from all over the world.
Kat is now a certified antique appraiser and art curator, to this extent, they focus on using true vintage, repurposed items, antique bud vases and decanters; furthermore, Kat has successfully made an effort to bring these unused, and long forgotten items back to life in a manner that does not harm the environment.
Upcycling these pieces not only re-purposes the unwanted glass, but with it, “Functional China” re-purposes the ideas behind the glass itself.
All of Kat’s pieces and collections carefully curated, and handcrafted with love! Famed as the original innovator of her Signature Aynsley Fine Bone China collection that is often imitated, but never duplicated.
The quality of crafting is currently unmatched! The mission statement, At “Functional China,” ‘We’re always researching and finding ways to bring the highest quality vintage artisan, and one of a kind fully functioning decor into your home’ is the hallmark of her continued success.
What sets Functional China apart from competitors is that they use a 14-18mm glass on glass hardware for the delicate construction of crafting, as opposed to flimsy, slide stems so often seen in mass production, and we focus on offering high-end vintage antique items. This is in clear opposition to capitalizing on the more simple and mass produced wholesale market, low quality pieces that consumers have grown accustomed to.
Functional China also offers custom conversions, so there is the option to turn your family heirlooms or vintage finds into something even more useful and practical.
Kat is also available to curate custom collections, based on color, style, or to fit particular aesthetics for weddings and events.
Kat also curates a Vintage Japanese China collection, Mid Century modern collection, and a Mid Century Art Deco collection to appeal to the different tastes, themes, and eras of home decor with an adherence to unique, hand crafted pieces that are truly a work of art.
“Functional China,” is a company where consumers can find aesthetic beauty, quality craftsmanship, and an unparalleled level of dedication to aesthetic.
I'm ecstatic over the my new vintage glass piece, its absolutely beautiful! I was surprised to see how well it functioned, its such an awesome piece to my collection.
I've seen Kat's pieces for years and finally decided to buy one of her pieces... and I'm so glad that I did. Every time I pull it out, its such a conversation starter and hits so good. I love it, thanks Kat!
Love, love, loooove my new pieces. Couldn't be happier and I got it really fast!
This is definitely my new favorite piece in my collection simply for the beauty and uniqueness of it.