Nerikomi cup


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Layers of Place: driven by my fascination of the minerals and clays underneath, the layers of the earth and how we uncover them.

I have created these porcelain cups using Australian porcelain, ceramic stains and local volcanic clays discovered on Tamborine Mountain, each with their own unique colour and texture. Researching, locating, processing, testing and experimenting with these clays to ensure they can be inlayed into my porcelain cups has been very time consuming, but also a labor of love. I have layered and inlaid nerikomi patterns into the slip cast porcelain forms to create idealised patterns of the stratigraphy of the mountain.

These cups come with their own complimentary wild clay test tile. Fired in a gas kiln with a reduced atmosphere the high iron local clays appear metallic and the usually white porcelain turns a beautiful soft blue/grey. The cups still have some lovely translucent properties.

Capacity: approximately 210ml Dimensions: 9cm wide at rim, 7.5cm height

Care Instructions

All of my ceramic pieces sold are useable and made to store liquids. The body of each piece is made using one of Australia’s finest porcelains, fired to 1280°C and fully vitrified.  Due to the nature of combining various stoneware, raw minerals and porcelain clays, your work may have some very superficial (thin and only surface deep) spilts on the outside. This is rare, but does not change the function of the work. If your cup/vessel leaks, of course please contact me, however, all cups are checked and tested before sale.

If your ceramic piece has not been glazed, rather has a polished finish, I have applied Liquid Quartz ceramic sealer, which is a food safe, permeating sealer designed for use on unglazed ceramic ware. Click here for more information about this product.  Due to the thin walls of your porcelain piece, please be mindful that hot liquids will be hot to touch if in a porcelain cup. Careful hand washing of your ceramic ware is advised.


I will ship orders within 4 days of receiving the payment. They will be well packaged with recycled packing materials and sent by Australia Post. A tracking number will be provided via email. Australia Post Standard is generally 3-10 days with tracking – no insurance. Please contact me if you would like to add insurance or express postage. COVID has impacted greatly on international shipping. I am currently able to provide standard and express postage to USA, Canada, New Zealand & Singapore. Any import duties, fees, &/or taxes payable in your country are the responsibility of the buyer. U.K. buyers please contact Thrown Contemporary in London to purchase.

If you end up paying too much for shipping I will refund you the access via PayPal and send you a message to let you know.