Using handmade functional tableware contains the idea of a connection between artist and community, a link with other people rather than with factories, machines or corporations. As handmade domestic ware builds on tradition of human interaction, it brings value and appreciation into our lives. The skill to create and use handmade ceramics thus represents an investment in an aesthetic that values patience and celebrates humanity in objects. While pottery enriches the life of the maker – using handmade ceramics in everyday life enriches the life of the user.
The decorative speckled effect is created by natural iron pyrite particles in the clay. The iron pyrite converts to its metallic form and melts. The nature of the speckled effect depends on the size of the particles, the distribution of sizes, their abundance, the colour of the clay and the degree to which they melt. The characteristics of the glaze on the ware e.g. degree of matteness, colour, thickness of application, the way it interacts with the iron, has as well an effect on the appearance. Therefore each piece has a very unique character and slight deviations in size are possible due to the handmade quality.
The traditional Saxon ceramics manufacturer Thunig was founded in 1976 by Wolfgang and Angela Thunig and was taken over by their son Thomas in 1996. With his ten-person team – he manufactures all ceramic designs for R.EH entirely by hand.
Butter Knife Manufacturer
The untreated butter knife is handmade of larch and pine wood by Entia, a workshop for people with disabilities.
100% Pyrite (natural)
100% Untreated larch and pine wood
Design time: 8 hours
Development time: 6 months
Production time: 15 Days
Production time: 30 minutes
Owner: Ceramics by Thunig (since 1976), Butter Knife made by Entia, a workshop for people with disabilities
CLAY: = 0,80 € /kg
0,7 kg x 0,80 € = 0,56 €
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WOODEN BUTTER KNIFE:
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RETAIL MARK UP (excl. VAT):
35,80 € X 2,0 = 71,60 €
The retail mark up covers a part of the R.EH research & design time, production development, studio costs, utility costs, transportation, office supplies, maintenance and costs of the online shop, paypal service, insurance, legal and accounting costs and marketing.
R.EH RETAIL PRICE (excl.VAT): 71,60 €
This price is applicable to non-EU customers. Import duty taxes apply.
R.EH RETAIL PRICE (incl. VAT): 85,20 €
This price is applicable to EU customers only. 19% VAT is included in this price.
NOTE: All prices are calculated per 1 item.