About Me

Artist Jacqueline Tse aka "Mad Brooklyn," turning her love/hate relationship with sugar into sculptures.

Origins of the brand…

🔥 Mad Brooklyn was a brand born from the ashes that was my career imploding back when I was living in Brooklyn, NY in 2015. I had spent a decade putting in blood, sweat and tears designing for various corporations, the one I was working for at the time decided to delete the entire design team and buy directly from factories in Asia. Exhausted by capitalism, I decided to jump head first into being an artist.

🦄Thank you for supporting me in living my dream! And I hope my art will continue to inspire you ❤️

“...the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”

―Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Artist Ceramicist Jacqueline Tse photographed by Eric Michael Pearson

😍 Hi, I am Jacqueline Tse, AKA “Mad Brooklyn.” I design and make objects to put a smile on your face. 

🍦I am addicted to sugar! This love/hate relationship inspires most of what you see here on this website.

🍭I think colorful confections are the highest form of art. Let’s celebrate it by immortalizing it in ceramics (or at least a thousand years!)

⚒️ I sculpt everything, including all molds used in the process are made by me.

👩🏻 I am Chinese American. I was born in San Jose, California and raised between the bay area and British Hong Kong.

🏜️ After 18 years in New York City, I am burnt out both emotionally and monetarily. I now work out of a peaceful home studio in Tucson, Arizona. 

🐾 My dog Skylar is named after the character from one of my favorite shows “Breaking Bad,” because she is a badass bitch.

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My Process...

🖐️ I strive for consistency but also embrace the unique qualities inherent to the handmade process, no two are exactly alike. Please embrace unique variations such as occasional tool marks, bubbles, or color variations.

💓 Sculpting: My work is either hand built, press molded, slip casted, piped, or a combination of these techniques. Painted surfaces are all done by hand and fired onto the surface.

🪨 Clay: Stoneware, porcelain, or a combination of both.

🔥 Firing: All my pieces go through at least 2 firings, up to about 2200°F, some even up to 4-6 times depending on the effect I am trying to achieve.

💚 Made-to-Order: In the effort towards sustainability, certain items will be made-to-order, please allow 4-8 weeks for production and shipping. We appreciate your patience and understanding.🌎

Check out this short film about my creative process