Carys Martin Ceramics
Sacred Moon "Moon Phase” Ceramic Holding Cup
The Moon Phases Cup holds 300ml /10fl Oz
This is more than just a cup, The Moon phases cup is an exquisite piece of artwork, many hours have gone into bringing this cup to life, the hand formed finger buttons help to feel comfortable to hold and have a special smooth rounding in our hands.
The cup itself has also been delicately handcarved and underwent three different firings in the kiln, in the third firing was finished with real gold. Many hours of handmade love have bought this cup to you, so you can share the beauty of her creation in your home.
The phases of the moon are complex and beautiful, just like each of us, sometimes shining bright and other times shying away from the light to allow ourselves time to regenerate, grow and clear our minds and thoughts.
Just like the moon goes through phases, we are very drawn to be in sync with those phases and often find our lives mirroring the deep spiritual meanings and ancient rituals associated with the changing of the moon
This cup is a reminder that every phase we go through is temporary and the only constant is change and having a deep sense of satisfaction and happiness at the end of each day
Take away coffee cup.
Stoneware beaker, handcarved and finished with Gold glaze detail.
Volume - 300ml / 10 FL OZ
With every ceramic holding cup I donates a portion of each sale to the organisation One Tree Planted. Every year over a billion coffee cups are thrown out in Australia alone. By reusing these coffee cups you are not only helping to reduce this number, but with every cup purchased a tree will be planted by onetreeplanted.org
One Tree Planted work with reforestation organisations around the world, helping local communities restore forests. Your coffee cup can help in so many positive ways. The trees planted help clean the air, provide access to clean water, restore habitat, provide jobs, health and remove carbon from the atmosphere.
Ceramic cup come with a eco food safe silicone lid. These lids and sleeve are microwave and hot and cold wash safe.
These cups are wheel thrown to the exact specifications for the silicone lid to fit. The cups have either finger buttons or a silicone band to reduce the heat transfer and make them comfortable to hold when filled with a hot liquid. I use a variety of clays, glazes, tissue transfers, wax resist, carvings, gold lustre, free hand painting and sgraffito to get the different finishes. Each cup is unique.
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. Gold Lustre is not microwave or dishwasher safe.
Our beautiful packaging has been specifically designed for our Holding Cups and is made with recycled materials and soy based inks. All artwork is original and designed and drawn by Carys. We worked with local Brisbane designers and manufactures whose environmental and ethical values align with ours. In using our bespoke packaging we are reducing the packaging needed and helping to spread our message, sharing the joy and creating awareness.
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