Whimsical looking yet highly functional teacups with detached handles that remind us to be present & just enjoy the ritual of drinking tea...detach & disconnect from everything else, as the handle suggests.
Wheel thrown Australian stoneware with individually hand pulled handles. Each one is around 7-8 cm tall & 10-11cm in diameter, & holds approximately 450ml. They are sturdy enough for every day use, for tea/coffee or soup & snacks. These teacups are designed to fit every size hand & the handle will remain cool because of the clever design, attached only above the hot liquid level (it also makes them stackable).
All Made of Australia unglazed “naked” ceramics are handcrafted from Australian clays & saggar fired with their signature process; utilising foraged native Australian organic materials & waste from indigenous flora & fauna to create unique & unrepeatable surface finishes that speak of the Australian earth. Literally, Pieces OF Australia.
These vessels have been coated with a water-based quartz sealer (otherwise known as silicon dioxide or SiO2) that inhibits the growth of mould, algae & scale, repels water & other liquids, & minimises the staining caused by fats, acids & alkalis. This revolutionary sealer creates an invisible barrier between the ceramic surface & the food upon it, is thermal shock resistant & so is commercial dishwasher, microwave & oven safe up to 450°C. There is no need for harsh commercial detergents when cleaning, in fact reducing contact with solvents, abrasives & chemicals will prolong the life of the coating. It is highly scratch resistant & has been tested for food safety compliance to German food safety standards. These unglazed vessels are the first of their kind, the only unglazed food-safe ceramic ware on the market.