Mia Sarosi

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.

Environmental and carbon footprint

Mia reviews these issues regularly and she is:

  • Valuing clay as a precious resource and producing artefacts that are functional, durable, reusable and of course, beautiful.
  • Using renewable solar energy to power the workshop and kilns.
  • Using whole food plant based, vegan diet to power the potter!
  • Using clay manufactured in the UK and having awareness and understanding the origin of the raw materials used.
  • Recycling all clay, including wheel water!
  • Using recycled materials in packaging, minimising and phasing out plastic completely where possible.