Ramona’s Chaco cup was nominated for Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Year Awards 2018 in the Tabletop category.

View the entries here.

The idea for these cups predates my involvement with the Maxwell Museum’s Chaco Heritage project, but the project and related show were a perfect time to produce and release the cup. I have always been infatuated with the contours and decorations of ceramic vessels from Chaco. The cup’s shape is based on drinking vessels found at Chaco, and I have reinterpreted Chaco ceramic patterns for the pattern on the handle. Working from my sketches, my husband engineered the mug on the computer. We made the prototype on a 3D printer. Molds were made from the 3D printed model by a boutique ceramic studio in the USA, who then cast a limited edition of 100 mugs from the molds. Each mug has my laser etched signature.