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    Queen of Cup

    Custom made tea ware and fine ceramics

    please allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery.

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  • How It Works

    Why it takes 3 to 4 weeks to deliver

    1

    Purchase

    Pick your favorites from our high-quality collections, and add to your cart.
    2

    Pay Online

    Enter your address and pay with credit, debit, or PayPal. We ship anywhere.
    3

    Studio Work

    After receiving your order, I sit at my wheel and throw your pieces, and then let them dry very slowly to avoid cracks. 

    4

    Bisque Firing

    Your "bone dry" pieces are now ready for their first firing, the "bisque firing", a low temperature firing that takes up to 3 days. 

    5

    Hand Glazing

    After getting your pieces from the kiln (ceramic oven), I hand glaze them with your desired design using a special, raised glaze on the outside and 2 coats of Crystal Clear food grade glaze on the inside.

    6

    Glaze Firing

    Your hand glazed pieces are now ready for their final firing: "glaze firing", a very high temperature firing (around 2100 degrees) which brings the clay and the glaze to their final stage of completion. 

    7

    Delivery

    Your pieces are now ready for delivery!

    They will be tightly packaged to avoid breaking during transportation.

    In the very small chance that something breaks, please contact me ASAP for a refund or replacement.

  • Markets

    Up coming markets dates & locations

    Queen of Cup fine ceramics booth at the Portland Saturday Market

    Portland Saturday Market

    Portland Artisan Market located at:

    2 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204

    Under the Burnside Bridge.

     

    Saturday 09/08/2018 10:30am-5pm

    Sunday 09/09/2018 11am-4:30pm

     

    Saturday 09/15/2018 10:30am-5pm

    Saturday 09/22/2018 10:30am-5pm

     

    Saturday 09/29/2018 10:30am-5pm

    Sunday 09/30/2018 11am-4:30pm

     

    New dates each month

     

    Nationally recognized as the largest continuously operating open-air arts and crafts market in the country, Portland Saturday Market is proud to provide a marketplace for small businesses creating locally handmade arts, crafts and foods from the Pacific Northwest.

     

    1st Thursday Art Walk

    Urban Art Network in the Pearl

    NW 13th between Hoyt st and Glisan st

     

    Thursday 09/06/2018 4pm till 10pm

     

    every 1st Thursday of the month

    New dates every month

     

    Urban Art Network is an organization dedicated to creating a thriving arts culture for independent artists. The Urban Art Network is composed entirely of local artists. We are collectively engaged in:

    • Creating new venues for creative expression where artists can show and sell their work
    • Working with businesses and other organizations to promote the arts
    • Networking and outreach for both established and emerging artists

    Our main event is the Street Gallery in the Pearl District. This event is open to the public, rain or shine, every First Thursday (5pm - 10pm) April through November.

  • Retail Stores

    Lovely stores to visit. 

    Discover new pieces every month.

    Madehere PdX

    A finely curated artisan store

    Two locations in Portland, OR:

     

    Down Town, the Pearl.

    40 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

     

    Mississppi district

    4018 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

     

    www.madeherepdx.com

     

    The Tiny Llama

    Online miniature store

    A lovely site where you will find all sorts of tiny marvels.

    Queen of Cup's smallest pieces are found there.

     

    www.thetinyllama.com

     

    The Jasmine Pearl Tea

    Exceptional loose-leaf teas

     

    724 NE 22nd Ave.

    Portland, OR. 97232

    503.236.3539

     

    http://thejasminepearl.com/

  • About

    Elodie Massa,

    the artist behind Queen of Cup.

    Elodie Massa, the artist behind Queen of Cup

    From Paris to Portland OR.

    Elodie Massa, the lady behind Queen of cup, is a Parisian artist now happily settled in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. A couple of years ago, she retired from a 20 years career in fashion design and tailoring. One of her calling cards in the industry was her unique skills in miniature sewing. For example: having her called in when there is a need for fine miniature work, such as creating all the costumes for the character “Coraline” in the film by Laika.

     

    She now has embraced her new passion: Ceramic.

    Going from sewing tiny stitches to turning tiny clay cups was very natural. Her passion for tea drinking led her to creating tea ware. Porcelain and stoneware her materials of choice for this delicate work...

    ...hours spent behind her wheel, centering lumps of clay, turning small vessels, firing, glazing delicate designs... a meditative practice bringing her a deep sense of peace and delight that she hopes you will see and feel when using her creations.

    "Throwing off the hump" is the technique

    Elodie uses to create her work.

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  • Contact Us

    Commissioned work is available upon request, 

    I would love to hear from you..

    Portland Or
    503-756-2884