Celebrated ceramic artist Katherine Mahoney created Claycups in her Sydney studio. The brief, laid down by Pusher Espresso Bar founder Stephen Dyer, was to make a reusable cup with eco credentials. It had to be green, but also desirable – a catalyst to change consumer habits.
Trialled and tested rigorously in a busy cafe environment, feedback from customers and baristas saw the Claycup evolve over months and through generations into the form it takes today.
Still carefully handmade on a potter’s wheel, using the ‘jigger and jolly’ method, each is hand finished with a unique palette of glazes developed by Mahoney, the textures and tones echo the Australian landscape.
High-fired to 1260 degrees centigrade, Claycups are durable, bespoke stonewear that’s dishwasher and microwave-safe.
In a world where almost everything we touch is made by machines, Claycups provide a chance to reconnect with something human, handmade and infinitely more appealing.