Hand thrown on the potter’s wheel, each tea strainer is slightly unique and perfect for all your tea brewing needs. These tea strainers are in brutalist clay with kirikiri glaze, each strainer is complete with drainage holes and fits onto all of Thea Ceramicsʻ beautiful products. Designed to sit over cups to strain single servings of tea.
Please note that sizing is approximate as all items are hand thrown.
All products are oven and dishwasher safe, these work best on a tray for less fuss.
The strainers are approximately 7 cm high and 10 cm wide and are compatible with all of Thea Ceramicsʻ products.
Designed and created on Waiheke Island, New Zealand.
Hand thrown on the potters wheel in brutalist clay and doubled dipped in bespoke hōrua glaze.
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. The brutalist clay is a hard waring clay, that has a light feel and concrete look.
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.
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