In my Natlah (washing cup) collections I wanted to create a contemporary look yet one that is tied to tradition. I feel that beauty and practicality create a kind of synergy, it is a pleasure to the eye and soul to wash our hands before meals with a pretty object. There is of course, the practical hygiene, spiritual tradition, and delight to the eye. In the Duet Natlah I wanted to bring playfulness, yet to keep it elegant. In creating the Duet washing cup I designed two different clays entwined together, the stripes on the Natlah are formed as I spin the two different materials on my potter's wheel. Allowing the instant of embrace between the two materials to be as is, each cup comes out differently, one of a kind.
Materials: Stoneware clay, 24K gold
Measures approx: 11x10 cm (HxW)
Care instructions: Hand wash only