Cups and accessories

Cup by Julie Lavoie | Tenmoku

It was in a teahouse in Japan that the potter Julie Lavoie discovered Tenmoku. On seeing the works of Kamada Koji for the first time, she was inspired by the 'starry skies' effect, unique to this glaze. Like a premonition, this idea of meteors had already appeared in her work before this journey.

Tenmoku is a glaze that reacts a lot to the temperature and firing time. Consequently it requires much patience and skill on the part of the artist.

The artisanal aspect of these cups makes them all unique. This why the shape and capacity may vary from one to another. Think of it as a guarantee of …

Cup form Mr Cao | Lichen

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Cup from Aline Bertin | Pistachio

These versatile tea cups are made by ceramist Aline Bertin and are really made to please the drinker: the inside of the cup is glazed to prevent tannins from staining the walls and the matte outside is lightly sanded for a smooth comfortable grip.

The artisanal look of these cups makes each one unique. Thus the format, capacity and glaze varies from one to the other. The beauty of artisanal work!

Diameter: 7 cm

Height: 8.5 cm 

Cup from Catherine De Abreu | Méduse

Laval ceramist Catherine De Abreu advocates a contemporary approach to the objects she creates.  As she prepares her ceramic's third firing, the artist lays out laser decals that will add her object's undeniable signature: the jellyfish.  Why this creature? "There is no specific reason ... I find this marine specimen fascinating, it's seducing simply by its beauty."  

The final result, as a whole, feels quite organic thanks to the contrast of the material and random application of jellyfishes, but also by the sharp visual precision of the grey and white.  

The …

Cup from Gaële Dufaux-Mathieu | Boréale

After just a few years turning the potter’s wheel, Gaële has developed a rare dexterity shaping her very fine objects. She always keeps functionality as a prime objective to move forward in her craft. It takes moves and gestures that have been repeated thousands of times to produce such well-balanced pieces for everyday use : “ Through the objects I create, I hope to bring out meaning and consciousness in the small gestures surrounding them, transforming common use in a comforting ritual.” Often found travelling and adventuring abroad, her returns to home soil are …

Cup from Jingdezhen | Tenmoku

The elegance and finesse of the Tenmoku glaze contrasts nicely with its host: a dense and textured clay cup. The thickness of this ceramic makes it ideal for serving high temperature teas. If the Tenmoku style dazzles the eye, it is with a tea inside that it truly reveals its magic. 

Diameter: 8 cm

Height: 5.75 cm   

Cup from l'Arbre et la Rivière | Hermine

Geneviève Boudreault and Matthieu Huck understand the Art of Tea, they create work that blends functionality with nobility.

Inspired by the Japanese "nuka" glaze, traditionally produced from rice husk ash, the surface of this cup is embellished by all the beautiful nuances of wood firing. The glaze color is reminiscent of the ermine’s coat that varies with the seasons to be completely white in winter.

The artisanal aspect of these cups make each one a unique piece so colour and form may vary from one cup to another, part of the beauty of hand made ceramics.

Diameter: 7.75 cm …

Cup from Lin’s Ceramics Craqueled Celadon | Sunflower

Celadon is a sought after glaze for all styles of tea.

The Celadon developed by Lin's Ceramic is distinguished by its intense colour, a unique blue-gray. Pleasing to the touch with its velvety, egg shell texture. Varying thickness in the glaze reveals hints of the clay core beneath adding a unique and individual character to each piece.

Lin's Ceramics is a Taiwanese company famous for teaware. Since their founding in 1983, their mission has been to offer enthusiasts a complete range of tea accessories that are ergonomic and precise with a timeless  esthetic.

Diameter: 7,5 cm

Height: 4,5 cm

Cup from Lin’s Ceramics | Medium-Plain Purion

This remarkable material, developed after 10 years of research, is specifically designed to enhance aged, wulong and black teas.

Purion is a mixture of clay and minerals which has a dynamic effect on the quality of the infusion. To the touch, it has an easily pleasant rough and rustic character. Over time, purion will evolve, enriched by the teas it has enhanced.

Lin's Ceramics is a Taiwanese company famous for teaware. Since their founding in 1983, their mission has been to offer enthusiasts a complete range of tea accessories that are ergonomic and precise with a timeless esthetic.

To learn …

Cup from Makiko | Vanille

The distinct finish on these elegant pieces is created using a clay powder in the glaze.

These fine Makiko bowls have a unique soft glaze. The cracked finish will evolve with each infusion as the tannins enter the cracks and enrich the overall finish.

To learn more about the approach of the artist, see the article devoted to it in our tea tasters blog.

The craft used for these bowls makes each one unique so colour gradients and format will vary from one to another. The true beauty of artisanal work.

Diameter: 12.75 cm

Height: 6.25 cm 

Cup from Marie-Ève Dompierre | Petit Prince

From ceramist Marie-Ève Dompierre, these porcelain cups have a classy golden rim of real gold.

The finish, a sparkling cream-white, was manually applied giving a distinctly stylish edge. The final result is a beautiful. A chic cup, with elegant references to classic British porcelain, artistically countered by the uneven golden rim.

The artisanal aspect of these cups makes each one unique. Naturally shapes and colour gradients will vary from one piece to another. The true beauty of hand crafted authenticity.

Diameter: 7 cm

Height: 7 cm 

Cup from Matthieu Huck | Buse

Geneviève Boudreault and Matthieu Huck understand the "Art of Tea", they create work that blends functionality with nobility.

This cup is inspired by Karatsu Yaki’s fluid glaze. The wood firing adds unique nuances of colour and texture due to the flames and cinders.

The artisanal aspect of these cups make each one a unique piece so colour and form may vary from one cup to another, part of the beauty of hand made ceramics.  

Diameter: 7.75 cm

Height: 7.75 cm 

Cup from Mr Chen CH-17

Despite his young age he is now a prominent artisan who was awarded the status of master of pottery and crafts.

Chen Hua Song has always been passionate about Yixing teapots. He has specialized in engraving pottery. He works closely with his wife, who makes most of the pieces with which they work. He also engraves for several other serious potters. Over time he has developed a style of his own. Having the chance to see him at work is a breathtaking sight.

Diameter : 5.5 cm

Height : 6.25 cm

Cup from Mr Wang W10

An inspiring discovery for Camellia Sinensis, our range of Yixing teapots, from where this originates, is enriched by this artist.

This collection was meticulously designed by Mr Wang and his team.

Each cup is uniquely crafted, with colours and capacity which vary from one to another.  Beautiful artisanal work.

Diameter: 6 cm

Height: 5.75 cm

Cup from Mr. Chen CH-15

Despite his young age he is now a prominent artisan who was awarded the status of master of pottery and crafts.

Chen Hua Song has always been passionate about Yixing teapots. He has specialized in engraving pottery. He works closely with his wife, who makes most of the pieces with which they work. He also engraves for several other serious potters. Over time he has developed a style of his own. Having the chance to see him at work is a breathtaking sight.

Diameter of the opening: 5 cm

Height: 6.25 cm

Cup from Mr. Lin | Wo Bei

Taiwanese potter Lin Jianhong specializes in the creation of velvety smooth celadon glazes, like the one wrapping this cup.

Mr Lin uses a glaze named Ru Yao, a type of celadon developed during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). His pieces are fired in a gas kiln reaching temperatures around 1250° Celsius, giving them this unique look.

Under their thick light blue coat, little spots of “raw” clay make a pleasing contrast to both eyes and fingers.

To learn more about the artist's approach see the article on this Tea Tasters Blog.

Diameter of the opening : 7 cm

Height : 6.5 …

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