Artists Asuka and Anna established Wingnut & Co. in 2013 as a side project to their individual art practices. Asuka had been passionately focused on ceramics for a while, studying in Melbourne and Japan and getting on the potter’s wheel every chance he could get. It was a natural progression from there to the creation of a range centred around a thoughtful and beautiful line of ceramics for everyday use.
The Studio Cup is made from Australian Stoneware Clay with a White Satin Glaze. Each cup is thrown on the potter’s wheel, and each handle is rolled out individually. All the cups are made and fired in Wingnut & Co.’s North Melbourne Studio.
When we asked Asuka and Anna what inspired the creation of the Studio Cup, they told us, “We both wanted a cup with a handle––one that we could use all day, in our home and at the studio. We wanted a handle that was classic in shape but also robust and comfortable to hold. Each Studio Cup has its own characteristics, such as a tiny wobble in the body or a gentle twist in the handle. We like them all to be individual pieces.”
Read the interview with Wingnut & Co.