Updated: May 23, 2022
Few things are more rewarding than taking a few minutes out of your day to brew a delicious coffee which was processed mindfully at every stage, sip said coffee out of a
handcrafted mug, made of a material intrinsic to humanity. In a world where instant gratification reigns, both pottery and coffee production stand on the opposite side of the spectrum.
Humans have been creating with clay for approximately 30,000 years, and functional pottery, meaning pottery used to hold provisions or to cook in, has been a part of humankind since before the birth of agriculture. The oldest clay pots yet discovered were found in southern China and date back to 10,000 to 8,000 BC. Although human’s discovery and love for drinking coffee came much later in history, it quickly found the finest companion for
maximum consumption enjoyment, clay!
You may have seen a few coffee gift sets pop up in our SHOP page and we are excited to officially announce them. These beautiful and one of a kind mugs are handmade and fired here in Sarasota by our very own Amanda. Though familiar with pottery since grade school, when the pandemic locked us away in our home, Amanda's little at-home studio was born and a plan was set to converge two of our beloved hobbies, pottery and coffee.
The goal with our coffee gift set is to pair two carefully crafted items for you or a loved one to enjoy an undisturbed moment, pump the brakes on life and savor.
Pottery first found its way into my life at a young age, while going to public school in beautiful Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota has always been an arts town, and in art class, we got our hands into many different mediums but the others just seemed to fade away once clay was introduced.
After high school, life got busy and I didn’t pick up clay again until I was 28 years old. Frustrated that I let a decade go by, I decided to take a wheel throwing class and I’ve been hooked ever since.