UK ceramicist Jill Shaddock's exquisite clay objects blur the boundary between the decorative and the functional. Like this row of three miniature porcelain vessels, which can be used for sipping sake with friends or for simply looking pretty sitting on the mahogany block included with the set. The basic, minimal cups are slipcast in layers in muted greys, greens, and blues -- an irresistable color palette that has become Shaddock's trademark. They are available directly from the maker.
Dimensions: Vessels are 4.5cm (1.8") D x 4.5cm H each, and the wooden block is 20cm (7.9") x 4cm (1.6") x 4cm.
Handmade in Machester, UK.