Steven James Will Mug

Steven James Will Mug


Suffolk Ceramicist

We commissioned Steven to create a set of cups to be used as part of our collaboration with Workshop Coffee. Steven discussed the physics of coffee making with the team at Workshop to inform his design in order to make the most beautiful, functional coffee cups that are not only inspired by the land but also by the coffee itself.

“My starting point was that Workshop Coffee is serious about traceability and the origins of its coffee beans. When designing a set of cups to be used with those coffees I wanted to include as much about sense of place in the pottery as is in the beans.

Taking this information on board I've developed a set of cups for different coffee styles. All are thrown in porcelain which is a tough and strong clay, dishwasher proof and very durable.”

The mug at 8oz can take an Americano, latte or tea. It's glazed with foraged willow ash from Betty's fen, Blo Norton, Norfolk combined with clay from the banks of the river Waveney at Geldeston in Suffolk.

Steven Will’s pottery is located on the Suffolk coast, with much of his work rooted in the local landscape - Developing a colour palette and sourcing natural materials (mud, clays and wood ash) to decorate thrown and cast porcelain. Espresso cups, bowls, and mugs are thrown in the colours of the Suffolk coast.

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