Hand thrown on the potter’s wheel, the salt dish is a small and versatile piece, ideal for containing condiments on your tabletop, holding your earrings and brooches on your dresser, or a dollop of whipped cream with individual plates of seasoning. Each dish has an angled foot ring which makes stacking them simple. The pieces have a matte glaze interior and a raw clay exterior and edge.
Hōrua means baked kōkōwai in te reo Māori, kōkōwai is a deep red brown earth pigment, culturally and spiritually important to māori, used in decoration and ceremony. Hōrua is inspired by kōkōwai and this glaze is a celebration of wild uku/clay and earth pigments. It is a deep red glaze with chocolate brown stain glaze.
Salt dishes are 8cm wide and 3 cm tall, please note that sizing is approximate as all items are hand thrown.
All products are oven and dishwasher safe.
Designed and created on Waiheke Island, New Zealand.
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.
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