Serene wellbeing set with a soap dish handmade by London-based potter Lucia Ocejo to a rounded shape with perforations for drainage. The warm tones remind Lucia of her home country of Mexico.
Accompanied by a natural, organic face cloth hand-knitted from durable Himalayan nettle fibres for effective but gentle exfoliation. The face cloth is made by women artisans for Kolpa, a social enterprise which works with co-operatives run by families and communities in Nepal.
Also included is one of our pure glycerine lavender soap blocks, made using single-source essential oils in Lancashire, hand-cut and stamped.
Everything comes in a simple kraft card box for gifting to loved ones.
Hand wash. Cloth: 100% wild himalayan nettle. Soap dish: 100% stoneware. Soap made from Glycerine and essential oil.
Made in the United Kingdom.
Cloth 21 x 21cm. Soap 175g, 6.2oz.
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Making an Imprint with Sculptor turned Ceramicist Lucia Ocejo
Lucia Ocejo is describing a transformative moment, when she held a Korean chawan, or tea bowl. It was some 300 years old, with uneven lines to its shape and indents from the potter’s fingers, which she covered with her own. “I felt a connection to the maker,” she says, "and, ever since then, I’ve thought of the work I do with more tactility, sometimes leaving the marks of how I made it, too.”
Lucia has just finished a mug from a collection for TOAST, with a warm pinkish-white glaze she calls ‘pearl’. When she dunked these mugs into the glaze, she held it between her fingers, leaving an absence of glaze in their place and making imprints – a reminder of where each one originated, just like on the chawan. “Maybe someone will do that with my work 300 years from now,” she says, with a smile.