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I aim to ship all orders within 1 - 2 business days. Products are hand-made and when sold out often take several weeks to re-stock. NZ Post handles all deliveries and tracking details will be sent via email once the order is packed.

Ceramic Care Instructions

Each piece is made with exceptional love and care. The glazes I use are food-safe and pieces can be safely placed in the dishwasher and microwave.

Each spoon rest is handmade on the pottery wheel in my little Queenstown studio. 

These are super handy to stop cooking utensil mess from getting all over your bench top. 

They are made with 250g of creamy stoneware clay. They are each one of a kind and handmade by me. They vary slightly in shape, size and glaze colour. They stand 13cm wide by 3cm tall.

Based on 40 reviews
Love these pieces

I have been coveting Sam's pieces for a while now, and as soon as I saw the butter dish and oil pourer I was sold. Fats taste even better when they come out of beautiful ceramics :)
I'll be looking for excuses to add more of these lovely pieces to my collection, or to buy as gifts!

Bud Vases Are The Best

I bought the bud vase set (3) they are just perfect. Great size, very stylish and love the finish. Supposed to be for a gift, but might just have to keep them for myself.

Great gifts!

I have purchased the mystery box , spoon rests, and bud vases. Mostly for gifts which have been beautifully received with the common comment oh wonderful I love to receive something so useful. The quality, feel and colours are all gorgeous.

Beautiful pieces

I got the mystery box and I was not disappointed. Everything was so beautiful I love all of it. Def buy again for sure

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Love it!

Gorgeous keepcup that keeps my coffee hot and looking cute! ;)

Top Service

I love my happy cups. Beautiful personalised message. Fast shipping. Great service Sam. Your work is beautiful.

Always a pleasure

I’ve ordered a few takeaway coffee cups from Sam now and I love them to bits! His little notes he personally writes with each order is a pretty cool little touch for a local Nz business. Always a happy customer

Just like Christmas

I bought a samples and seconds mystery box, unwrapping each peice was delightful. Such beautiful work and I love each of them, will definitely purchase again, and getting to see the quality of the work has me adding more pieces to my wish list.

Pretty happy cups

I love my new mugs. They’re pretty.

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Elaine Hooper
Spoon rest

Sam's work is divine. The spoon rest will fit very nicely into my newly refurbished kitchen. The colour and design are stunning. Pictures on the website didn't do t justice. I have my eye on some mugs next 🥰

Beautiful mugs

I bought my first mug a few weeks ago and loved it so much that I bought another ! Gorgeously made and so nice to drink out of. Thanks so much!

Elegant and confident

Lucky me got a few pieces in a ‘seconds’ sale. To me there’s nothing ‘second’ about them- they’re beautiful, elegant, proud and confident- strange choice of words for pottery? Maybe, but if you own some of Sam’s work; you know what I’m talking about.
I’ll be back.

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Dominique Stent

I bought some of the first espresso cups Sam made, he even threw an extra one in! They are stunning and all are so unique which I love. My 2 kids still enjoy their daily fluffies in them while i enjoy my coffee! Can’t wait to expand my collection! Highly recommend!

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daneka stowe

Sam made a couple of handmade bespoke pieces for me and I absolutely love them! Great customer service and I love that each piece is unique. :)

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Kirsty Stewart
Exactly as expected

Thanks so much for the lovely bud vases. All 3 match wonderfully and sit in prime position on my dining table currently. Looking forward to further purchases on your next 'bright' collection.

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Jenni Milner
Beautiful pottery

I absolutely love my keep cup, and the tumbler too, the glaze is just stunning!! I also want to add how thoughtfully and safely packaged they arrived.

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Maggie OBrien

I love my bud vase set!

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Shara Turner
Very cute

Love my wee vases. They sit on my bedroom windowsill with other treasures.

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Tracey Tham

I received Sam's bud vases (in their sustainable packaging A+) last Christmas and they were an absolute delight. It was a shame these were for a gift, I would have kept them for myself in a heartbeat!

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Kelly henderson

So happy with my new tumblers and keep cup! They're beautiful ❤️

One of a kind

Purchased two mugs and I’m so happy with them - the design on each is unique, I haven’t seen anything else like them. Perfect for my morning coffee!

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Nicole Cameron
Bud vases/mugs

Sam creates the most beautiful pottery pieces, and he has always been a pleasure to deal with. He created a stunning custom mug for my husband's birthday which is very treasured :)

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Darnia Hobson

Very happy to recommend the beautiful work and service I received from Sam. Vases are absolutely perfect, arrived super fast and well packaged. Will definitely be a repeat customer 👌

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Kelly Howie

Great quality service and product. Thanks Sam love your work!

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Celine Claridge
The best!

Sams stuff is incredible!! Cannot fault it I have loved every single piece I have brought. Will definetly be purchasing more 😍


I'm looking to have retail available again towards the end of 2023. Stay tuned.


Throw-back to the old garage studio and the one and only self portrait I could find. I'm the one making cups.

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