The Wedding Band by Linda

large latte/tea cup

29,50

The Wedding Band by Linda 

The only memories I have, of my mother and father together, are captured in the sepia coloured photographs of their wedding. There’s another picture, a favorite of mine, taken of them sitting on the lawn at the back of the house. His arm is curved around her bare shoulders, her legs tucked underneath her and her head is a sunflower turned toward his bright, open face. Even after my father died, she never removed her wedding ring. I did, the day that she died. I recall the summer months of my child hood, when my mother’s hands would swell from the heat and her gold wedding band would fuse into the tender flesh of her finger. When I said yes to him, I knew that I wanted to wear a wedding ring just like my mother’s. No diamonds! I said. Aren’t you lucky to get a girl like me? I joked. When I was stressed, my eczema would flare up and the gold wedding band tightened, constricting the inflamed skin on my finger.These days, my wedding ring lives at the bottom of an old tea tin on the home office shelf, among the miscellaneous items gathered from life; old business cards, paper clips and child safe scissors for my children. We didn’t get around to printing our wedding photographs.

Specifications:
Story by: Linda
Illustration by: Studio Ravivo
Dimensions: H 10 cm x ø 9 cm
Color: Grey

This large Latte/Tea cup is produced at Studio Cor Unum. Designer Charlotte Landsheer worked out a solution for left over clay in the Cor Unum studio by re-using clay and glaze. The inside of the cup has glaze, the exterior is industrial and dusted. The result is a cup with a basic, firm and rugged look. The producing method makes every cup unique with a constant variation in a matted greyscale pallet. The perfection of imperfection as Lotte Landsheer puts it. And this fits how we like to view the world and it’s people.

Because of the use of high temperature, the cup is water resistant, strong and microwave and dishwasher safe.