Recently we teamed up with Noosa local, Angus McDiarmid, from Pan Pottery to create a range of Limited Edition Clandestino Mugs. Gus was an obvious choice for us. His values of working in a sustainable, ethical and environmental manner align with the Clandestino values, and the fact that he is a local potter was just icing on the cake.
What makes Gus so unique is that he sources and hand digs his own clay from within 1km of his studio in Noosa. The clay is then soaked, sieved, dried and aged for at least 12 weeks before it’s thrown on a kick wheel to be created into a unique piece. Gus’ entire process is humbling, romantic and inspiring.
Once dried, the pieces are then glazed with his own hand made glazes that incorporate local ingredients like wood, rice hull and bamboo ash. The final stage is the firing, and could you believe his process gets even more beautiful.
Using a wood fired Kiln that he built himself, prior to firing Gus spends a week cutting and collecting wood from his neighbours’ property. Firing requires a long sleepless night as it takes 38 hours.
You can read more about Gus’ process on over on our blog plus our interview with him discussing all things passion, philosophy and process to his work.
We are so excited to work with Pan Pottery and that we can bring you such incredible, unique mugs.