A deep blue handcrafted cup, great for quick coffee fixes
Craft Type: Studio Pottery
The gold dragonfly on this cup is a good reminder to pause and let your shoulders drop for a minute, before you get down to work. Designed to accommodate a large shot of espresso or a strong Americano, this deep blue mug is a workhorse. The smooth glaze looks elegant and the curved handle allows you to hold it comfortably. Handmade by artisans at Windglaze Studio Pottery, a studio based in Auroville near Pondicherry. This product is handcrafted and therefore slight variations in colours, textures and forms are inevitable and aren’t flaws.
Made in: Pondicherry
Dimensions (cm): Length: 6.8, Height: 6.9, Breadth: 9
No. of pieces in a set: 1, One Cup
Clay, a natural material, is used to make ceramic wares. It is kneaded and then thrown on a pottery wheel, where it is shaped by hand into this product. The clay product then goes through the process of bisque firing, glaze application, drying, and then glaze firing to make the final ceramic product. Pottery in the Indian subcontinent has a long history — it has existed as a craft form for centuries. Evidence of earthenware has been found in the early settlements of Lahuradewa and later during the Indus Valley Civilization. Recent times have seen pottery taking on modern design sensibilities, aided by artists and potters that are breathing new life into the craft form. Studio pottery in India is said to have been started by Rabindranath Tagore in Shantiniketan, West Bengal. It further branched out into two styles, which developed in Delhi under Gurcharan Singh and in Pondicherry under Ray Meeker’s Golden Bridge Pottery.
• Wash by hand only, using a mild dishwashing soap. Dry using a soft towel or tissue before storing. Avoid stacking ceramic dishes in the sink.
• Ceramic products with gold leaf are not microwave-safe.
• While stacking for storage, consider using tissue in between ceramic products.