Steven James Will Espresso Cup
We have 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 espresso cup is 2oz with a round bottom and is glazed with pine ash from Snowdonia and ball clay from Poole Harbour. The bracken coloured glaze is gentle and mellow and shouldn’t compete with the flavours of the coffee.
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.