This perfect size cup for the every day tea or coffee has become a favourite. Featuring the perennial best selling hand painted blue peony design, a Vietnamese classic. Handmade in Vietnam, using non toxic paints and glazes.
The blue and white ceramics of Vietnam have been sought after throughout the world since the 15th century. Today, potters blend artistic skill with time honoured techniques in the famous pottery village of Bat Trang, just east of Hanoi, where there are as many kilns as houses. Bat Trang area provided natural porcelain clay and its location on the Hong (Red) River made it an easily accessible location. Ceramics skills are passed down through the generations. Paint and glaze is applied by hand. When dry, the pottery is fired at very high temperatures, giving it strength and durability.
Craftlink is a non-profit organization that was set up by a group of international NGOs to help artisans, which were left out of economic progress in Vietnam. The organization saw that they could help these artisans help themselves, by assisting them to develop their skills, organizing them into production groups and giving providing them with access to markets to sell their handicrafts. Craftlink organizes export sales to buyers around the world, as well as operating a shop in Hanoi.