Made from sustainably sourced Scottish Birch and Cherry wood. These cups are first rough shaped with an axe and then hollowed out with a gouge and finished off with a knife.
The rim is as thin as glass so beautiful to drink from, but also much tougher so ideal for taking outdoors. Drop one of these and it wont shatter like glass!
This cup had a tooled finish which means hand tools were the last thing to finish off the vessel. This takes much more skill than sanding and leaves behind every tool stroke made by the craftsperson making it absolutely uniques and unmistakingly handmade.
Why wood? Wood is a natural material which whilst growing takes pollution out of the atmosphere and adds oxygen. By using a wooden cup you are locking that carbon in and ever so slightly helping reduce global warming. Your goblet should last a lifetime however it ever needs to be disposed of it will go quickly back to the earth unlike other materials.
Once you have had a coffee from a wooden cup you will never go back to pottery! Wood will never be too hot to hold with a piping hot drink, nor will it burn your lip as ceramics can. A beautiful aspect of a wooden cup is that it develops a beautiful patina with use meaning the more you use it the more character it develops becoming a very personal item over time.
Perfect for a flat white or strong coffee
Painted with chalk paint and Finished in foodsafe Danish oil
To love your cup, rinse with warm soapy water and leave to dry. Do not leave to soak in water and don’t wash in the dishwasher. You may smell the food safe oil the cup has been treated with. The smell will go after a while but if you really don’t like it then rinse your cup with warm soapy water a few times to remove any smells or tastes.
Not in stock at the moment?
No problem. Email wooden Tom to put in your order and he will make it from scratch. There is currently up a 1 month waiting period until you will have your cup as each one is made from a a log which needs to be carved, dried and oiled before it goes out to you. The best things take time!