Kapu Uku Ceramic Takeaway Cup + FREE Tumbler
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Bring a little art into your life with these exclusively designed, reusable ceramic takeaway cups. Lovingly hand made in Te Awamutu.
Kapu Uku - Reusable Ceramic Takeaway Cups
Inspired by the reduce, reuse and recycle movement artists Alex and Lee set up to develop a sustainable product in their clay and art studio.
The chosen piece we’ve developed is Kapu Uku, a reusable clay takeaway cup, which is also a piece of art with unique designs which change every month.
The process of developing the final version of Kapu Uku took around 8 months due to our desire to create the perfect product. We received rave reviews with our initial trial of the cups, however no one liked the lids. So, we set about finding the right lids, and over many months there were many misses, but after many tries, late night internet searches and persistence we struck gold with the perfect lid.
Now that we had the lid Alex was able to get throwing and produce a mug that fit the lid perfectly. We finally had our product and were ready for production.
Next came creating the decorative designs. With too many to choose from we came up with a solution – releasing a new design each month. Combining this with a limited number of cups produced each month means that each cup is fresh and unique.
We were getting closer, but still didn’t have a name for our cup. Inspired by working alongside several local entrepreneurs who use their products to encourage the use of Māori language and Lee learning Te Reo Māori at Te Wānanga O Aotearoa we came up with Kapu Uku – meaning ‘clay cup’.
After seeking advice from local Māori rangatira to ensure the tikanga surrounding the use of kupu Māori was appropriate we were settled, and our logo was created by local designer Hika Taewa.
To keep in line with our initial idea to create a sustainable product, Kapu Uku have minimal packaging.
We are so excited that Kapu Uku has come to life and to see so many people love them as much as we do.
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Offer ends 11 April 2019
Large size - approximately 250 ml or 8 oz
Small size - approximately 150 ml or 5 oz
This product is handmade so may vary slightly from the photo