Make a Vintage Porcelain Tea Cup with Gwen Parsons

Share a Cuppa: Vintage Porcelain Tea Cup with Gwen Parsons

Porcelain Tea Cup Kit Set from General Pottery

Make your own Vintage Porcelain Tea Cup with Christchurch potter Gwen Parsons, as part of Share a Cuppa, a community event celebrating the ritual of a good cup of tea.

Conceived during the Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown and created in partnership with the Ceramics Association of New Zealand and Creative New Zealand, Share a Cuppa offers the opportunity to get creative and get involved with a series of make-along tutorials for home potters, and the commission of 40 studio potters around Aotearoa to make four tea cups, which are now being packaged as artisan tea gift sets and will be available through Share a Cuppa on Felt from 29th to 31st August.

Gwen has been working with clay for more than a decade and specialises in hand-building techniques. Her current work often explores the tension between functional and non-functional. Gwen works in porcelain to create forms reminiscent of functional domestic-ware, but through alteration and a process of elimination undermines their functionality. She teaches ceramics and runs General Pottery in Christchurch.

The kitset to make a Vintage Porcelain Tea Cup with Gwen is available from General Pottery, and you can follow the video tutorial below or on Vimeo.


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Share a Cuppa, August–September 2020

Share a Cuppa, August–September 2020

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