Lisa Ringwood was born in Durban and has been captivated by clay since her first pottery lesson at age seven. She is now based in Kommetjie on the Cape Peninsula, surrounded by the fynbos-covered mountains and the icy ocean’s kelp forests which inspire her work. These tea bowls were made according to the Japanese ‘kurinuki’ technique, a process of carving the vessel out from a lump of clay, instead of building it up like most other ceramic techniques. Ringwood made her carving tools with whatever she could find, and “foraged” in her garden and on the beach for brushes which could add texture to the slip. Each of these handmade tea bowls is unique. .