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06/12/2021

A Cupful of Craft | NEW WINTER COLLECTION

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To celebrate the beginning of December, we have launched A Cupful of Craft, a special collection by five makers celebrating the not so humble cup.  In these strange times we look for comfort in the everyday, and a handmade cup can be a really special thing: to take out in the garden, to have waiting for you in the morning, to offer to someone who pays a visit or to give as a gift.
 

This collection of precious cargo has sailed in from the studios of Katrin Moye, Ginny Sims, Fliff Carr, Emily Mitchell and Michaela Gall. From the huge, oversized Georgian tea-bowl styles to delicate espresso cups, we hope you'll find a favourite piece that is as precious to you as all the tea in China.
 

Emily Mitchell


Emily Mitchell's beautiful and peaceful hand thrown cups are each given a character by a particular handle and decoration.
 

“I am enjoying exploring the form of the handle as a ‘portrait’ of a cup. Handles are the connection between me and the person using them. I am also interested in the way a handle shape makes you hold a cup in a certain way, weather a tiny delicate finger hold on a porcelain tea cup, or the grip on a big chunky tankard handle.”
 

Michaela Gall

Michaela Gall’s expressive ‘Face Cups’ are hand thrown in her Kent studio using the tin glazed Majolica technique.
 

Hand thrown cups with modelled details. 
 

Katrin Moye


Katrin Moye’s spectacular hand-thrown and hand-painted cups with saucers are inspired by 18th century Delftware and Faience pottery.
 

Each cup and saucer is hand thrown and decorated in the Katrin’s studio in Nottinghamshire, in the artist’s unique style. Using Korean wolf-hair brushes Katrin has been developing her Garland design, practising making the leaf patterns with a single brushstroke.  “I love the way the cobalt blue underglaze in particular carries the sweeping mark of the brush with it; a fluid, expressive stroke permanently fixed under the glaze.”
 

Fliff Carr


Fliff Carr’s Treasure Cups are all thrown from just a tiny ball of clay, the challenge Fliff sets herself is what myriad of shapes she can create from these humble beginnings.
 

Shapes and decorations are inspired by her expeditions as a mudlark, someone who combs the River Thames foreshore on the hunt for fragments of the past. Fliff’s aim is for each cup to feel like a ‘piece of treasure in your hand’ and with touches of gold and silver lustre amongst the hand painted lines, these certainly do.
 

Ginny Sims


American ceramic artist Ginny Sims' new collection of large cups are hand-thrown and painted in Sims' unusual and striking forms.
 

Her work seems on the one hand very familiar, referencing 18th century tankard shapes, yet the colour palette and smudgy stormy glazes feel almost Rothko-like, the combination is compelling.
 

Stockist details:

01229 584537 | www.theshopfloorproject.com

About:

The Shop Floor Project is an award-winning online shop, founded in 2006 by Denise Allan and Samantha Allan (mother and daughter) with the aim to design, develop and source collections of the highest craftsmanship from makers and traditional manufactures around the world - with an emphasis on British makers. They see the Project as a series of curated spaces filled with objects that fulfill their main criteria; that the object is worthy of keeping and passing down through generations - be it a handwoven Herdwick blanket or a hand beaten wall sconce from Sweden. The Shop Floor Project has been described as ‘one of the most beautiful websites around’ and was shortlisted for Homes & Gardens Retailer of the Year 2015 award. Our products have been featured in the New York Times, The World of Interiors, Vogue, House & Garden, Elle Decoration, The Guardian, The Times and more.

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Delft Cup | EMILY MITCHELL

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Delft Cup | EMILY MITCHELL

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Creamware Cup | EMILY MITCHELL

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Creamware Cup | EMILY MITCHELL

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Elizabethan Cup | EMILY MITCHELL

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Elizabethan Cup | EMILY MITCHELL

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Small Treasure Cup | FLIFF CARR

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Small Treasure Cup | FLIFF CARR

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Small Treasure Cup | FLIFF CARR

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Small Treasure Cup | FLIFF CARR

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Small Treasure Cup | FLIFF CARR

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Small Treasure Cup | FLIFF CARR

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Small Treasure Cup | FLIFF CARR

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Large Ceramic Cup | GINNY SIMS

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Large Ceramic Cup | GINNY SIMS

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Garland (LARGE CUP & SAUCER BOWL) | KATRIN MOYE

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Garland (LARGE CUP & SAUCER BOWL) | KATRIN MOYE

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Garland (LARGE CUP & SAUCER BOWL) | KATRIN MOYE

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Garland (LARGE CUP & SAUCER BOWL) | KATRIN MOYE

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Garland (LARGE CUP & SAUCER BOWL) | KATRIN MOYE

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Garland (LARGE CUP & SAUCER BOWL) | KATRIN MOYE

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Face Cup | MICHAELA GALL

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Face Cup | MICHAELA GALL

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Face Cup | MICHAELA GALL

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Face Cup | MICHAELA GALL

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