Carys Martin Ceramics
Poppy Seed Head Cup and Saucer
I’ve always been drawn to poppy seed heads. To me the magic of the poppy does not lie in the papery vibrant flowers, but the woody intricate chamber that contains the seeds.
The Cup itself has an approximate diameter 9cm /height 9cm / Volume 12oz full to brim (350 ml)
Plate - diameter 16cm
All items are handmade with love over a number of weeks and fired in my studio in Thornlands in South East Queensland. The clay does not like to be rushed and needs time to dry slowly as each step in the making process is completed. I love to wheel thrown and also to hand build, so often use a combination of techniques. The glazes I made are all hand made using tried and tested recipes, as well as my own recipes I have created to get the colours and textures I desired. The majority of finishes I use have a number of glazes layered over each other to create a unique, one off original finish.
Food safe. Dishwasher safe but hand wash recommended.
I am continually making and creating new work in my studio, and updating my shop with the latest creations hot out of the kiln. Follow me and see all the behind the scenes processes involved in making my pieces on Instagram @CarysMartinCeramics