CERAMIST MIA SAROSI
HEDGEHOGS WITH EARL GREY
The Creative Source was contacted to work on a commission for a breakfast set and Mia Sarosi’s distinctive ceramic design of a hedgehog peeking through the long grass was selected.
Mia hand throws all her porcelain at her workshop in Oxford where she produces ranges for Heals, British Museum and several regional galleries. To commission a set is a very personal thing; it means the breakfast cup and saucer is exactly the size that you like for your morning cuppa and has been made with you specifically in mind. After discussing the weight of the cups, the size of saucers and plates, Mia set to work. She works in a transparent glaze to show off the beautiful white of the porcelain body. Porcelain used to be more precious than gold and was historically called white gold because no one outside of China knew how to replicate it. Mia hand paints predominantly with metal cobalt, as it is the only metal to retain a very wide tonal range in the extremely high temperatures of the kiln.
Her work is heavily influenced by nature around her, whether it is the Oxfordshire river banks or memories from her African childhood. When the client unpacked most of the set, fresh from the kiln, the pleasure was audible.