These tumblers, are thrown on the pottery wheel and hand glazed in Kirikiri glaze.
Kirikiri means sand, and shoreline in te reo Māori, a perfect discription of this earthy glaze. This glaze is a matt glaze, more textural, showing off the natural elements of the clay. The brutalist clay is a hard waring clay, that has a light feel and concrete look.
Flat white tumblers around 9- 10cm high and around 320ml in volume. All our ceramics are made by hand on the pottery wheel and piece by piece will vary.
All Thea ceramics are hand made so sizes and colours vary, they are dishwasher safe and are intended for everyday use.
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.
64 Rosebank Rd