Our British made porcelain tea bowls are hand thrown on a potter's wheel, making every tea bowl unique.
Inspired by the simple bowls we have admired in many tea houses, our tea bowls are designed for everyday use but are also elegant enough to make tea time special
Inspired by the simple bowls we have admired in many tea houses, our tea bowls are designed for everyday use but are also elegant enough to make tea time special. Holding up to 200ml of tea, they are around 8cm high and 9cm wide at the top. Made from British porcelain in Cambridge, each is marked with our cup and cat logo and most importantly, they make our tea taste great. After being hand thrown the bowls are dried, then are fired once, glazed and re-fired to a high temperature to make them hard and glossy. A logo is applied by hand and the bowls are fired a third time. Due to the many processes involved in the production of our handmade tea bowls, slight variations may occur in their size and finish. These variations enhance the individuality and charm of each item.
Meet the Maker
Rachel Dormor is an apprentice-trained potter who works mainly with porcelain to create thrown functional tableware. Since first using the potter’s wheel at the age of fourteen, Rachel has come a long way and this year, two decades on, launched her collection at four international shows.
Having first spotted Rachel’s work at the Origin London Craft Fair and instantly been captivated by it we knew she was the right person to make our tea bowls. Her combination of elegance and everyday functionality matched our vision exactly.
Apart from creating our specially commissioned tea bowls Rachel makes a range of finely thrown porcelain tableware in simple, elegant shapes. Each piece is stamped with her discreet stylish potters mark which is listed in British Studio Potters’ Marks.