Calligraphed and Brushed Keep Cup | Hayden Youlley x The Blackline Bottega
Calligraphed and Brushed Keep Cup | Hayden Youlley x The Blackline Bottega

Calligraphed and Brushed Keep Cup | Hayden Youlley x The Blackline Bottega


These cups feature calligraphy and brush work by the amazingly talented The Blackline Bottega. They are inspired by Japanese calligraphy and the beauty of the imperfect. This collaboration is a perfect match for the paper series keep cups. 


  • Dimensions: 80 mm x 80 mm
  • Volume: 350 ml or 12 oz or Large Coffee
  • Weight approx :
  • Material: Imperial translucent porcelain

Production Method

  • All large cups are hand made by Hayden in his Marrickville studio.
  • They are slip cast in Imperial porcelain clay. Slip is a form of clay that is liquid. Porcelain is a  very refined, slightly off-white, translucent clay.
  • They are cast to a specific thickness that is a balance between elegant and suitable for practical everyday use.
  • They are fired in a kiln to 1280℃.
  • They are glazed on both the interior and exterior or on the interior only
  • All cups are made to order and there is a 2 week minimum lead time.


  • The large cup is 350mls or 12 oz. This is perfect for anyone who enjoys a large cappuccino, large latte, hot chocolate, milo or tea.
  • With a silicone lid each cup can be used as you favourite keep cup
  • Each large cup is dishwasher and microwave safe.
  • They easily stack in all dishwashers.
  • The high firing temperature causes the exterior to be vitrified porcelain, making it extremely durable and giving it an extremely low water absorption rate of less than 0.5%
  • The glazing gives strength to each piece and allows for easy cleaning


  • The cups have a minimal playful aesthetic and look great in almost all interior design styles.
  • They match a clean modern aesthetic very well.
  • The glazed interior sets a lovely contrasts to the matte exterior finish.
  • The clear glaze catches the eye with its beautiful high gloss and light reflective characteristic.

Eco Credentials

  • It takes 39 uses before it is as energy efficient to a paper cup.
  • Using a ceramic keep cup for a year instead of a disposable cup can see a
  • 36–47% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
  • 64–85% reduction in water use
  • 91–92% reduction in landfill. 

    Clear glaze is applied only to the interior of each piece leaving the exterior with a vitrified surface that will gradually become smoother with use and age. Hayden Youlley Design use porcelain that is microwave, dishwasher and food safe. It is ideal for domestic and commercial use at the table and in the kitchen. All Pieces of Hayden Youlley Design ceramics are hand made and any irregularities in shape are part of the process and should be enjoyed and embraced. Please treat all pieces with respect and care and they will continue to serve you well time and time again.

    The exterior vitrified surface will repel most stains but please note that coffee will stain the exterior surface and over time the interior glazed surface as well. If you find normal washing does not remove a stain then Jif cleaning cream is recommended.