HAND FORMED CUP IN OFF-WHITE
The natural organic form is the defining characteristic of this simple, hand-built stoneware cup. Delicate and light and perfectly imperfect, each cup is hand-formed resulting in subtle variations from one item to the next. The cups are made from fine beige stoneware clay and covered in a semi-matte, off-white glaze. Speckled with tiny dots throughout that are the intentional result of the thick application of the custom formulated glaze. The cups are finished with a delicate off-centre handle that begins at the base of the cup and finishes short of the top. These small cups are delicate yet sturdy and perfect for serving smaller drinks like a flat-white coffee.
Designed and hand-built by Mathilde Martin in her Paris-based ceramics studio, each cup is unique owing to her hand-building process that prioritises freedom of form over forcing the clay into perfect uniformity.
From her bright, light-filled studio, nestled in a small courtyard in Paris, Mathilde creates beautiful objects using traditional techniques and her own distinct style. Opting for hand-building over the use of a wheel, Mathilde’s process allows her to be guided by the clay and the feel in her own hands rather than the mechanical turn of a ceramics wheel. Her method infuses her work with an organic quality that is distinctly handmade, prioritising the expression and variation in the unique qualities of form, clay and glaze. Her pieces are made using fine stoneware clay from Burgundy and her own custom formulated, non-toxic glazes.
Size: approximately 8.5cm high and 7.5cm in diameter with a volume of 225ml, though every piece is unique.
Material: Stoneware from burgundy and custom formulated, non-toxic and food-safe glaze.
Handmade in Paris, France
Care: Dishwasher and microwave safe.