Hi! I’m Claire Atkins, the hands behind Pinky & Maurice Ceramics.
I make pots from my studio near Byron Bay using a unique blend of porcelain that I make from raw clay ingredients. Every piece is made by hand, then slowly dried, glazed, polished and twice-fired in a kiln that is powered by the sun.
Making pots in this way is a slow and labour intensive process, but I figure, if the first known pots pre-date the Ice Age, then it’s important that the objects we choose to live with, and ultimately leave behind, should be beautiful and carefully crafted.
Porcelain is at once a durable and fragile material, and each piece I make is safe to use in the oven, microwave and dishwasher, although handling your piece with a little extra care will help ensure its preservation well into the next Ice Age and beyond.
If you’re interested in living with handmade objects, take a wander through my website. There’s a host of creative people for you to meet in the journal, and I sometimes restock the shop.
Follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Spotify for my latest studio projects, or get in touch about a private commission at email@example.com.
xClaire aka Pinky & Maurice