Inspired by axial tilt, a condition where a planet's revolution axis is not perpendicular to its orbital plane, Europa was originally designed and produced for The Aviary as a part of our Galileo hot cocktail collection. Eventually, it also became a part of Alinea’s coffee service.
The Europa cups were handmade at our studio in a single batch of a few dozen. They were slip cast, bisque fired, sanded, glazed, sharp fired, and buffed into a refined, sensuous finish on their exterior surfaces. Since we first introduced the Europa cups at the Aviary, we’ve received a steady stream of inquiries regarding their availability. Due to their special setup and high labor intensity, we have not been able to offer them for retail.
Considering the frequent inquiries, we may make Europa available on a limited basis during their next batch production. Contact us to be notified when that time comes.
white porcelain volume: 8.5 fl oz (250ml) cup ⌀4" (⌀100mm), height 2.5" (65mm); saucer ⌀5"(⌀130mm) hand-made in Chicago design by Martin Kastner