Symbols allow people to go beyond what is known or seen by creating links between concepts and experiences - An alternative way of communication.


Drawing on the influence of symbols having a meaning and telling their own story, I wanted to create pieces that are drawn from my own story.  Much of my work is inspired by nature, so this time I have been looking back over my travels and noticing the influences, patterns, sounds and styles that have stayed with me over the years.  I’ve been careful not to appropriate any existing symbols, but create my own, each representing a memory for me. I hope people can take meaning from each mark and put their own meaning or memory to it.


The design has been hand drawn by me in my Bristol studio and placed onto the mug using heat to adhere it to the surface making it dishwasher and microwave safe.

You can also get the lovely light and fresh collection in coasters, placemats and digital prints.


It is a more elegant and refined type of porcelain and is claimed to genuinely improve the taste of an English cup of tea, it has a nice fine rim and when held up to the light is slightly translucent.


The mug is a hearty size holding around 14oz (rather than the usual 11oz) so you can get a proper cuppa out of it.


Comes in biodegradable bubble wrap in a recyclable, cardboard mailing box.


Dishwasher and Microwave Safe | 14oz | H 9cm x D 9cm


©Alice Rolfe 2020

Elements Bone China Mug

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