If you haven't ventured down to the south of Tasmania for the Willie Smith's Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival then you're missing something spectacular. Along with fabulous music and food, their Wassailing ritual has become the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. They don't do things in halves down here. A salute to the humble apple, wassailing draws on pagan traditions to scare away evil spirits and bless the trees to produce a good crop in the forthcoming season.
Wassail is a hot mulled cider, commonly consumed during this ritual. The word wassail means 'be in good health'. Said as a greeting during wassailing, the response is then, 'drink and be healthy.
To celebrate this tradition, we have made large, textured cups for this warm cider with spicy aroma, so you can wrap your hands around and warm up on a winters night.
Different designs to choose from.
Wassail Waves: 10cm high x 9cm wide
Wassail Rustic: 9.5cm high x 9cm wide
Wassail Sedementary: 9.5cm high x 9cm wide
Wassail Striped Mug: 8cm x 8cm
Each piece is handmade on a pottery wheel, have their own unique features, and may be slightly different in size, weight and appearance. No two pieces are ever the same.
Colours and finishes: We have taken care to accurately describe and photograph each piece on our website, however actual colours may vary from those displayed on monitors and phones. Due to the nature of handmade pieces, kiln firing variances and clay composition may cause subsequent variances between the finish of each piece. Please feel free to contact us for further information.