SIP & SAVOR
Support local artisans this winter.
COMPILED BY ERIN MEYERING
PHOTOS BY SHAUN HUNTER
The winter months are a time for cozying up inside with your favorite drink. Whether you’re enjoying a hot cup of tea or a locally brewed beer, sipping from a beautiful vessel seems to enhance the experience. We’ve compiled some gorgeous cups and containers, either made locally or available from local retailers, for better imbibing.
These handcrafted cups, made by Reno resident Paul Herman, who’s been making pottery for food and drink for 42 years, are perfect for homemade kombucha, lemonade, or even hot herbal tea. Various glazes and textures available.
Great Basin Pottery • www.Greatbasinpottery.com • 530-827-2706
Pitcher and mug
The Wedge Ceramics Studio in Reno is home to more than 80 ceramic artists. Find extraordinary and functional cups, pots, mugs, and pitchers such as these in the studio’s gallery space. This pitcher was made by Joe Winter and the mug by Catherine Schmid-Maybach.
Pitcher: $75 • Mug: $20
The Wedge Ceramics Studio • www.Thewedgeceramics.com • 775-770-4770
Fill and refill this distinctive ceramic growler made by Reno potter Joe Winter. He made this one, and others, for Under the Rose Brewing Co. in Reno, where they are sold. Try the India Pale Ale, Berliner Beer (European-style sour ale), or Nevada Beer (American-style pale ale).
$100 (includes first fill)
Joe Winter Pottery • www.Joewinterpottery.com • 775-969-3394
Tea for two
Craving a soothing cup of mint or green ginger tea, perhaps? You can steep any tea in this one-of-a-kind teapot. Dorothy Peters, a Reno ceramicist, makes these in a variety of shapes and sizes, all with distinct textures and glazes.
Dorothy Peters Pottery • 775-741-8909
Drip coffee brewing set
Show off at your next dinner party by brewing rich, velvety coffee to accompany dessert. “[Ceramic pieces], when they are at their best, can help people turn a simple act like drinking a cup of coffee, or a nip of whiskey, into a sort of mini-ritual,” says Reno ceramicist Casey Clark.
Single-cup set: $120
Two-cup brewing sets also available
Rolling Out Clay • www.Rollingoutclay.com • 775-240-8364