a cup with a saucer and a difficult destiny
  • a cup with a saucer and a difficult destiny

    ꩜ what is it?

     

    these little cups are very special, because they survived a major transformation in their destiny.

     

    they were destined to be flower pots with fitted under-pots. but dimi forgot to put holes in their bottoms. so they could be bad pots. or they could choose to transform into something else. well, now they can be anything you want them to be:

     

    - they can be an espresso cup and a tiny bowl for a little treat. 
    - they can hold thick hot chocolate with marshmallows on the side.
    - they can excel as a wine cup and a cheese saucer. 
    - they can deliver water and supplements (vitamin D is very important these days.)
    - they can even be plant pots (glazed inside and with no holes in the bottoms but I've known plants who survived worse). 
    or.. 
    - as much as it pains me, they can even be separated and used for completely different purposes. who knows what awaits them.

    • ꩜ what size?

      metric measurements:
      cup:
      - diameter: ~ 7-7.5 cm 
      - height: ~ 5.5 cm 
      - volume: ~ 160-180 ml 

      saucer:
      - diameter: ~ 7-7.5 cm 
      - height: ~ 2.5-3 cm 
      - volume: ~ 50-60 ml 

      imperial measurements:
      cup:
      - diameter: ~ 2.8-3 in 
      - height: ~ 2.2 in
      - volume: ~ 5-6 fl oz 
      saucer:
      - diameter: ~ 2.8-3 in 
      - height: ~ 1-1.2 in  
      - volume: ~  1.5-2 fl oz
       

    • ꩜ how is it made?

      - black stoneware clay, non-commercial glaze, one of a kind, all that jazz.

      - every piece is special and unique, a sort of ceramic snowflake.

      - the glaze has glossy surface with a combination of blues, greens and yellows on the inside.

      - each piece is hand thrown at the wheel, trimmed, dried, bisque fired, glazed and fired again to around 1222°C.

      - this is a stoneware piece, so it is quite robust, which means you can put it into a microwave and a dishwasher. it should survive, but may become dimstressed over time. I always hope that you respect the piece enough to give it a hand bath. I do.

      - as all pieces are handmade they may have flaws or imperfections in the shape or glazing detail. this is what makes them unique and different from factory made tableware. please bear that in mind.

    • ꩜ why is it made?

      I believe in turning mud into mood. I make special pieces with respect for materials and love for the craft. they are more than ceramic objects, they are moodsetters.

      - every drink deserves a special cup.

      - every meal deserves a special bowl.

      - every plant deserves a special pot.

      - every eye deserves the aesthetic pleasure.

      - every hand deserves the kinaesthetic pleasure.

      - every person deserves a special little thing. or two.

      - every little thing matters.

    • ꩜ where is it made?

      all pieces are made by dimi in berlin, germany in 2021.

    • ꩜ how is it sent?

      - I do my best to pack well using eco-friendly and recyclable materials wherever possible.

      - dimudji is a one human band, so I might need a day or two to post.

      - the packaging is beautiful whether you buy it for yourself, or as a gift. it will be a joy to open.

      - if the piece is damaged in transit, please send me a photo and we will find a solution (refund or replacement).

      - there will be a tracking number.

      - international postage cost makes my eyes bleed. if you are getting more than one item I will do my best to combine postage and refund any shipping overcharge. if you want to know in advance, please reach out to me and I’ll send you a quote.

      - returns are possible within 14 days after delivery, but you would have to bear the costs of return postage. dimi needs to be tough on this.

    • ꩜ can it be personalised?

      - it might be possible to customise pieces.

      - if you have an idea of a project, do reach out and we can discuss it.

    • ꩜ behind the scenes?

      - I share my process, thoughts, doubts and some personal stuff on instagram @dimudji

    € 16,00Price