Small but perfectly formed, this little cup is the perfect size for a single or double espresso, although Helen herself recommends it for her favorite coffee-based treat - affogato! A scoop of ice-cream, a shot of espresso, and if you really want a treat add a dash of Cointreau.
Hand-thrown in terracotta clay in Belfast, Helen has chosen a beautiful, smooth, turquoise glaze that contrasts with the exposed dark clay perfectly. The overall shape is a delight to hold, with the lines and curves as evidence that each piece is made by hand.
Dimensions and Care:
Each cup measures approx. 5cm tall and 6.5cm in diameter. This piece is safe to use in the oven and dishwasher but not recommended for the microwave as the terracotta clay heats up very quickly.
If you like this...
But prefer a larger cup of coffee, you're sure to love Helen's terracotta mug!
Helen Faulkner produces pottery from clay derived from plentiful minerals occurring in the earth, as well as glazes that Helen makes herself, with the intention for her ceramics to last for years to come. In its raw state, the clay can be recycled many times before being fired in her well insulated, therefore very efficient kiln. Ceramics require a lot of care in terms of packaging but Helen, like many of our other ceramicists, uses recyclable or repurposed materials to protect the work in transit. Lastly, Helen’s Belfast studio is within walking distance of her home which allows for a carbon free journey to and from work!