The purpose of the size of these tiny cups are for smaller sips for more focus and tasting the liquid contained. Similar to scotch and whisky tasted in smaller tall glasses for smell and focus. These cups are ideal sizes to hold and sample high quality Chinese teas or Japanese sake.
Chamotte stoneware wrapped around the cup, wonderful texture with a premium feel. Satin, shiny smooth enamel coated the inside of the cup for a beautiful contrast.
Hand made in Sarah Zhiri’s workshop in Montreil, France. Her ceramics are only sold a few days at a time, several times a year to the public.
“Chamotte is terracotta and then crushed that is added to the raw smooth earth, like the memory of the rustic nature of the material.
When grabbing the And the Days After parts, you will sometimes feel a few fine grains under your fingers on the parts left raw. These grains are not imposed on the enamelled parts, the surface of which can be satin, shiny, smooth or textured depending on the enamel.
This chamotte has no effect on the food quality of the parts nor on their tightness: you can use And the days after dishes every day.”
In 2015, I trained in turning and looking for enamels with Grégoire Scalabre and Christophe Bonnard, at the School of Ceramic Arts and Techniques. In 2017, I set up my workshop And the days after in Montreuil.
I feed my work with my career (classical dance, photography, art history): intention of the gesture, look at a curve and the meaning of a detail shape my ceramics. I guide the earth towards pure forms, leaving in places the raw material visible. The weight of the earth-matter is softened by the enveloping contour of organic curves.
By stripping the lines that I profile and the attention I pay to the finishes of my pieces (lips, feet, etc.), I imbue my tableware with elegance, which befits sober and minimalist, industrial or rustic and authentic universes.
Made in the workshop …
And the days after, these are entirely handcrafted tableware pieces. Day after day, respecting the slow rhythm of the workshop, I impose my gestures on the plates, bowls, dishes, trays… and develop my own enamels, in order to control the composition.
… and the days after, useful for you
And the days after, these are pieces of tableware with which you live on a daily basis, that you catch, fill, stack, bring to the lips, hold in the palm of your hands.”