Holly Macdonald x Makijima Tea Co. Cup #2

Holly Macdonald x Makijima Tea Co. Cup #2


Holly Macdonald x Makijima Tea Co. 

This special tea cup was pinched to life by Holly Macdonald in Australian porcelain with the act of tea drinking and savouring in mind. 

The colour, form and line — a unique constellation of each on every tea cup — were inspired by an artist residency Holly recently undertook in the Northern Territory. Over three months Holly travelled from Alice Springs/Mparntweto Katherine and Darwin teaching ceramic workshops in these communities, as well as researching and developing concepts in her own clay-based practice. Inquisitive lines engraved into the surface of the cups connect watercolour-like washes of colour with familiar and saturated stained porcelain shapes. These surface features have evolved from details and colours observed in the landscape, as well as emotional responses to exploring unfamiliar but evocative environments in the NT. 

Each cup seeks to bring the slow time of observation and the deep time of country to a moment taken out of our busy lives to enjoy a cup of fine tea.

After completing her BFA (Ceramics) at the National Art School in 2014, Holly’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions and prizes, such as; c3 contemporary art space (collaboration with Niamh Minogue), Firstdraft (solo exhibition), Sabbia Gallery (solo exhibition), ALASKA Projects, Saint Cloche, North Queensland Biennial Ceramic Award (Pinnacles Gallery), and Chippendale New World Art Prize (NG Gallery). She completed Honours in Fine Art at RMIT, Melbourne, in 2017. In the 12 months since she has participated in two artist residency programs — North Finding Form, a transitory residency in the Northern Territory and Cité internationale des Arts in Paris.

Product details: 

App. 9 cm (h) x 8 cm (w) x 8 cm (d). 

Handwash recommended. 

Microwave safe. 

Please be mindful about thermal shocks per any porcelain (i.e. sudden shift in temperature may cause the cup to crack or break).

All sales are final (no exchanges, sorry!). We endeavour to provide as much details as possible for each cup. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need more images to make up your mind. If the product is damaged upon arrival, please email us along with a few images of the damage within 7 days of receiving the package, and we will get back to you ASAP.

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