Porcelain is named after its resemblance to polished shells. It used to be known as 'white gold' because the secret of its beautiful white colour made it scarcer and more precious than gold.
Mia uses a porcelain clay made by Valentines Clays
in Stoke-on-Trent. Her ceramics have a high degree of translucency, and despite their fine appearance they are very strong and durable. They are designed with function and practicality in mind, and are perfect for daily use. They can be placed in the dishwasher if required.
Mia hand makes each ceramic by throwing on the potter's wheel and painting each one individually with freehand brushwork. There are no moulds or transfers used, simply skilful hand making. As a result each piece is unique, with its own tiny quirks and imperfections - the record of its time consuming journey through over a dozen processes.