The Kulhad

$45

A vessel steeped in tradition and filled to the brim with human connection.

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Design

Some glazes feel freshly chipped from mountain rocks and magic, others seem like they're cooked up in a science lab on planet Mars. Crawl Glaze falls somewhere in the middle for us. Each Crawl surface is totally one-of-a-kind: the perfect object to run your fingers over while you ponder your to-do list or plan your next meal.

The Kulhad is an East Fork form, originally made in special collaboration with Diaspora Co. 5% of The Kulhad sales in 2024 will go to Vrutti.

Kulhads are handleless cup forms that originated centuries ago in the Indus Valley. Today you can still find potters near railways in India, throwing one-time-use cups "off the hump" to hold a few glugs of tea before being thrown into the scrap pile to be recycled and re-made into kulhad of the future.

On a potter’s wheel, East Fork’s Cade Hollomon threw iterations of this ceramic vessel that were informed by images of traditional chai cups from India sent over from Sana Javeri Kadri, Diaspora Co.’s founder. One of those vessels became the prototype for the form that we made in small numbers in the factory, and first glazed in Rococo in 2022.

Today, we produce a limited number of The Kulhad and feature in our seasonal colors.

Details

  • An East Fork form, originally made in special collaboration with Diaspora Co.
  • 5% of The Kulhad sales in 2023 will go to Vrutti.
  • Dimensions: 3 ⅛” x 3 ½” and holds 7 ounces to the brim
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe
  • 100% lead free and made from regional materials
  • Our pottery is made by humans in Asheville, North Carolina. Differences in glaze applications and surfaces are there to embrace.

Want to see more? Check out our full pottery lineup.

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