LPOL Cups · 2019

A collaboration between Rochester Square and LPOL in Coal Drops Yard; an invitation to create a coffee cup inspired by the leather goods store’s handmade goods. Taking inspiration from their signature tote, I mimicked the shape in clay, both form and handle, producing a coffee experience comfortable in the hand. The blue glaze on the inside and the thin dolomite on the outside reflect the blue and pink of vegetable tanned leather, with rounded rims for the lips. These curves are reminders of the arches in a former Victorian coals shed, which now we know as Coal Drops Yard.