The Kulhad


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



We believe that we are as much of a vessel as our pottery, so when Diaspora Co. suggested we collaborate on a kulhad, we jumped at the opportunity to be a part of their journey to bring visibility to the culture and contributions of South Asia. 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-Cook 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 glazed in Rococo, a seasonal glaze that was a big hit last fall.


  • An East Fork form made in special collaboration with Diaspora Co.
  • Dimensions: Mug: 3 ⅛” x 3 ½” and holds 7 ounces to the brim;
  • Bottom of kulhad is stamped with the East Fork and Diaspora Co. logos
  • 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.

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