These are a smaller version of our mugs, they are perfect for a shorter drink, made especially for long black coffee. Made with a sturdy handle, still with a two finger grip.
These are thrown on the pottery wheel and finished in our bespoke glazes, Kirikiri is a subtle glaze that plays with the brutalist clay, bringing out the natural elements of the clay. Kirikiri in te reo Māori means shore and sand and is a perfect representation of that.
These hold around 280ml and are 7.5 cm tall and 8 cm diameter.
About the artist
Esther McDonald (ngā puhi, ngāti wai, ngāti pukinga and pakeha) is a ceramic artist, who runs and owns Thea Ceramics. Esther specialises in wheel thrown pottery on small scale production, making pieces for every day use. Thea ceramics pieces are contemporary stoneware pieces, inspired by where the sea meets the land. Esther works from her garden studio on Waiheke Island with the support of her small team. Pottery is in the family with her Nan Althea Kypers (which thea is named after) being a studio potter, teaching her uncle Shane Mcdoanld and then Shane teaching Esther when she was living in Melbourne Australia form 2009-2014. Thea ceramics works towards having well loved and functional ware that is a favourite in any home.