Calling all tea lovers! Our friends over at Etsy have partnered with DAVIDsTEA to bring you a collection of one-of-a-kind ceramic mugs. Available at the DAVIDsTEA in Toronto on Queen St West and Montreal on St. Denis, the curated collection will feature eight original handmade pieces from three Etsy artists: A+J, Akai Ceramic Studio and Calyer Ceramics. These ceramic mugs are the perfect keepsake to enjoy your delicious loose leaf tea in the comfort of your own home.
To celebrate the launch of this partnership, DAVIDsTEA will be offering a free cup of any tea, hot or iced, to Etsy members today (February 4, 2015). To qualify, customers just have to show the Etsy app on their phone. With over 150 types of loose leaf tea and one of the largest organic collections of teas, stop by today and warm up with your perfect blend! Share your free tea with others by snapping a picture and sharing it on social media with the hashtag #DTxEtsy.
A+J (Julien Mongeau and Amélie Lucier)
Armed with their knowledge of glassblowing and ceramics, Montreal duo A+J create pieces that are as beautiful as they are functional.
“We always keep in mind that good products come from a collaboration between aesthetics and function. Our products wouldn’t be as popular if it weren’t just the two of us working together, Amélie as the ceramicist and I as the glassblower.”
Akai Ceramic Studio (Yusuke and Naomi Akai)
Toronto’s Akai Ceramic Studio combines their expertise in ceramics and interior design to create simple, timeless, beautiful forms.
“We started our small, Toronto-based ceramics studio in 2012. When I was thirteen-years-old, I made my first ceramic, a green tea bowl; after that, I absorbed myself in ceramics. Naomi brings her expertise in interior and kitchen design to our work. Together, we aim to create simple, timeless, beautiful, and fun easy-to-use forms.”
Calyer Ceramics (Michelle McLaughlin)
Brooklyn based Michelle McLaughlin creates unique, handmade objects inspired by everything from ocean waves to ice cream cones.
“My ceramics are inspired by ocean water, melty ice cream colours, and cantaloupes. I work independently, either by hand or on a wheel. Each object is unique and feels as good as it looks.”