by Sigita Hjort

Moss Cup

The glittering teal, almost emerald glaze of these teacups recalls freshest moss spilling out from a forest waterfall. Poised on a little white foot, the double-sigmoid profile swells upwards to allow a pool of steaming tea into its well. Cleverly tapered walls keep the center of gravity low and so surprisingly balanced for the curved shape, which invites the tea drinker's hand to cup and sip. Alternating mottled and translucent patches give the surface a beautiful depth, and a network of eggshell craquelure may darken through use, adding further dimension with time.

Please note: as these are unique, handmade pieces, there is some variation in shape and significant variation in glazing from the pictured example.

About the artist

Sigita Hjort is a Lithuanian potter based in Copenhagen, Denmark, renowned for her unique approach to ceramics that bridges art and functionality. Emphasizing a deep connection with nature, Sigita incorporates raw materials like ash, stone, and wild clay into her glazing processes. This method fosters a symbiotic relationship between naturalistic aesthetics and practical utility, marking her pieces as distinctively experimental yet deeply rooted in traditional craftsmanship. Her work is celebrated for its innovative fusion of elements and its ability to evoke the raw beauty of the natural world.

Sigita Hjorst, sitting at her potter's wheel, holds an unglazed white teacup.
  • ARTIST:  Sigita Hjorst
  • MATERIAL:  Stoneware
  • CAPACITY:  100ml
  • HEIGHT:  5.5 cm
  • WIDTH:  8 cm
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