As architects in clay, we’re intent on pursuing specific forms. Each of our Pots is hand thrown on a wheel, and each takes a week to make from beginning to end.
The Clay is pugged to perfection, then cut to size for each individual pot, jug or bowl. Throwing on a wheel is a skill learned over time. We throw every piece by hand to pre-determined geometric shapes.
Left overnight, the clay becomes leatherhard. After measuring and applying each handle, this is when we stamp each pot with our signature A, inspired by the old-Irish A on the Arran Street East street sign. At this point, our Pots go through their first firing: the Biscuit firing, where the kiln gradually rises to 1030 degrees Celsius, and back down again, to take any moisture out of the clay.
The next day, when they’ve cooled, the Pots are set into molten wax to get the perfect straight line around the base. Once the base is waxed, we glaze inside and out, to give the pot its colour. We spend time developing and mixing our own glazes, in subtle shades drawn from our Markets Area home. The glaze and wax won’t mix, so we keep that nice smidgen of unglazed pot visible.
The Pots then return to the kiln for the second time, and are fired for a day and a half at a temperature that gradually goes above 1200 degrees, to achieve a matte and semi-sheen finish and to seal the material, making it safe to eat and drink from.
Once they cool, and have been thoroughly checked for imperfections, they’re packed and ready to make their way to their new homes.
Glazed in colours inspired by our vibrant home, the Dublin Fruit and Vegetable Market, our signature range, The Pots, is made up of hand-thrown stoneware mugs, cups and jugs in clean lines and simple shapes, built and tested to enhance the experiences of eating and drinking.
Designed in two complementary shapes, inward and outward sloping, The Pots are made to keep your tea warm, and let your coffee cool. With strong lines and crisp handles, we aim to bring clean, architectural lines to a traditional craft to produce functional objects that can be used every day in the home.