Handmade stoneware sugar bowl
ROOTS | Handmade stoneware sugar bowl
The Roots collection is the most personal collection I’ve created so far as it draws inspiration from my journey of recovery from a life long mental health struggle due to severe childhood trauma. While all my pieces are a reflection of my life experiences, this collection focuses on the healing part of my journey, in which nature played a big role. Moving to Finland allowed me to be surrounded by the most incredible nature and to find in it the space and energy to put the broken pieces of my life back together.
In my eyes recovery is a journey that lasts a lifetime while also being a state of mind, a daily practice and a commitment one takes with their mind, body and soul. Recovering doesn’t mean letting go of the pain or mending each broken piece but accepting that one can be happy despite it all. Only when I stopped chasing the impossibility of changing the past I could start being present and grounded in my life which allowed me to finally let down ‘roots’.
The sugar bowl is characterized by the contrasts between the earthy matt, black clay and the delicate pine trees called ‘mänty’, which are typical of the Finnish landscape. This elegant pattern was carefully hand-painted with white porcelain. The lid of the sugar bowl is hand crafted and presents a unique handle that adds a contemporary aspect to the design. The inside of the sugar bowl is glazed with a transparent foggy glaze.
diameter approx 9.5 - 10 cm (approx 3.7 x 3.9 inches)
height approx 12.5 cm (approx 4.9 inches)
All the pieces from the 'Roots' collection have been hand-built with black stoneware clay, decorated with white porcelain, glazed and fired at 1240°C and therefore are food and dishwasher safe.