Beautifully proportioned tea or coffee cups; generous in size, though happen to also feel dainty.
Each piece is unique in the way the local clays and sands are scattered through the vessel, telling the story and motion of how they were thrown on the wheel.
These were intended for Mothers Day, a beautiful concept statement from the ceramicist, Tatyanna:
“Decided to make 'Mother Earth - Papatūānuku' cups. Made from layered local clays and sand. Because as mothers we are bound to the earth sharing the multiple layers or hardship and triumph. Breathing in and out providing nurture and nature for our children!!! Nearly all cultures across history refer to the earth as 'mother' from which all things are created...no wonder we take our job so seriously and need a good cuppa with our feet up once a year!”
Sadly though, they all melted in the kiln. Also testament to the triumphs and hardships of Motherhood, unpredictable mother nature , and self employment as an independent creative!
So these cups are batch number two, which absolutely unreservedly was worth the wait.
Small edition of only 12.
Each vessel feels and looks slightly different, as is always the case with hand thrown pottery.
Diametre of the rim: 11-12cm, with some variations.
Look for the 't.m'. stamped at the base of the vessel - that's Tatyanna Meharry's makers mark.