Andrea Roman is the person behind the initials of AR Ceramics. Born in Mexico City, she moved to London in 2013 where she now creates beautiful, architecturally-inspired ceramic pieces for everyday use.
To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we’ve worked together with Andrea to create a very limited number of ceramic coffee sets. Alongside two of her teal 8oz cups, you’ll also find a hand thrown stoneware decanter and 3 corresponding trivets to protect your tables and surfaces from the hot contents you’ll be brewing into and enjoying from the vessels.
Characterised by her use of texturised clay, Andrea’s work is not only tactile, but aims to inspire those that use her pieces to take the time to enjoy and indulge in their everyday routines.
Created using a stoneware clay, Andrea enlists a slightly more unusual technique for colouring her cups. Rather than applying a glaze to each piece, she works a stain into the clay by hand. The colour therefore stems from the clay itself, rather than a glaze applied towards the end of the process. This means she has to work carefully between batches, adhering to a specific recipe of clay, slip and stain every time to ensure uniformity across pieces.
“I like to think of this as a way of getting the user closer to the clay”, says Roman. “By leaving the external surface unglazed, I’m trying to highlight the peculiar, tactile quality of the clay”.
The decanter and white lintels are made from a stoneware clay that is processed here in the UK.
The inside of each come is finished with a clear glaze to ensure the final piece is not just beautiful, but functional:
“I don’t see my pieces as display pieces. I want people to use them on a daily basis and become their favourite thing. I want them to use it”.
You can discover more about Andrea Roman and how she created this
AR Ceramics x Workshop Coffee
With only 20 sets available, this coffee set aims to elevate your daily coffee brewing ritual.