Carys Martin Ceramics
Rockpool Ceramic Holding Cup
ake away coffee cup.
Stoneware beaker with beautiful rockpool glaze detail.
Volume - 300ml / 10 FL OZ
The Rockpool glaze is a combination of the rockpool colours found deep in the ocean floor, hidden amongst the lush canvas of the blue waters colours which change according to the depth of the water, and the coral surrounding. Check out the image featured so you can jump right into my mind to see exactly what this creation represents
A rockpool is magical and something we do not see everyday and are in awe of its beauty, it takes our breath away, it conjures up ancient fairytales of mermaids, hidden treasure and mythical creatures that lie beneath the surface . A reminder to us all that beauty always lies deep within us and its important to not hide away and always let our true colours show, so the beauty and magic within ourselves shines from the inside out.
With every ceramic holding cup I donate 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