Terracotta (made out of mud) tea cups have been used in India from times immemorial. These fast disappearing pieces of disposable and highly bio-degradable cups not only embody an alternative view on consumption culture but are also beautiful and functional objects on their own. Produced en-masse, hand-made and individualistic these are ‘throw-aways’, that have all the qualities required for consumer objects today, leaving the most minimal of a carbon footprint on Earth.
Sian Pascale their creator is an artist, architect, designer and writer, whose work encompasses a range of mediums. Her Pi Ki Puht cups come embedded with seeds like nasturtians, carrot, rocket and parsley; a water ‘slip’ applied to the groove in the cup is a clever touch. The name in the Hindi language literally means ‘drink and throw’!