about us

Our Story

Redcocoon Pottery was founded in 2019 by Mihiri de Silva, focusing initially on tableware and specialty items. As she developed her skills as a potter, she began making pieces for friends and family. Her artistry, craft and dedication shone through these initial creations, and in 2021, Mihiri took on the challenge of founding her own studio and business. Her clients’ enthusiasm and appreciation for her pottery are what push Mihiri as an artist and studio owner.

The name behind the brand

Founder Mihiri de Silva has had a distinguished career in fashion and design. She earned a Textile Technology degree from the University of Leeds in the UK and spent over two decades working in the Sri Lankan apparel industry. Mihiri taught Fashion Design at the University of Moratuwa and AOD. She developed Sri Lanka’s first carbon footprint-certified sustainable apparel line and displayed it in the London Fashion Week in 2013 at the International Fashion showcase. She currently serves as Design Consultant for Emjay International Pvt. Ltd.

Studio boutique

We retail a range of exclusive pieces in our studio boutiue. Kiln to the racks ! We have a range of mugs, bowls, platters, oil burners etc. As it’s part of our working studio, visits are by prior appointment so that we do not greet you with muddy hands .

Design Process

The pottery produced by hand is a labour of love. Everything is done by hand, from centring a ball of clay to removing a glazed work from the kiln. Each item is created on a wheel, using a slab roller, or in a mould. Each item is sanded and inspected for cracks after drying.

The bisque-fired pieces are then fired for ten hours at 900°C. After 36 hours, each bisque-fired work is rechecked for cracks before being hand-painted or glazed. It is placed in the kiln for a further 10 hours of firing at 1200c. This concludes 4-6 weeks of work.

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