by Tamsin Arrowsmith-Brown.
This is a wheel thrown porcelain mug. It has been decorated by hand using a blue underglaze and finished with a clear, glossy glaze. It is made as thin as Tamsin dares, making it super light in your hand and translucent beside a light.
The decoration is applied entirely by eye, using only a roughly drawn pencil mark as a guide which burns out during the glaze fire. As a result each piece is unique.
There is something really special about a handmade mug. There is perfection in the imperfections that you can’t really explain! These, being porcelain, are also very slightly translucent, so when the sun shines on them, they glow gently.
Size: 8.5 x 7.5 cm.
Tamsin works mostly in porcelain. She is interested in making beautiful functional pieces that people will treasure and use for years. She hand paints her pieces, often with patterns inspired by textiles and embroidery.
This work is shown at Atelier Beside the Sea as part of the Feast exhibition.