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.
Coated in enamel glaze. Water proof, glass like material easy to wash and care for.
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.
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.”