Handmade in a ceramics factory just outside Kathmandu, these ceramic drippers are designed for two sizes; 1-2 cup or 3-4 cup, and in four colour options - blue, pale green, dark green and mustard.
Thimi Ceramics was founded in 1985 by two brothers, Santa and Laxmi Kumar Prajapati, with the ambition of building on their father’s pottery line of work. They have been making pottery and ceramics for decades with artisanal skills and craftsmanship that have been passed on from generation to generation.
They understood very early on that they had to move with the times and look for substitutes to the arduous and laborious methods of pottery production. They wanted to preserve their family’s time-honored customs but at the same time, were not reluctant to introduce new methods, ideas, and technologies. Certain steps have been automated but the crux of the product being handmade still remains.
After having taken a month-long workshop, jointly organized by the German organization GIZ and the Government of Nepal, on the technical facets of ceramic production in 1983, and numerous other national and international trainings, they set out to manufacture glossy earthenware—different from the traditional unglazed earthenware their father made.
Few years later, as they kept probing, tinkering with and fine-tuning their product, they cooked up Stoneware—a novel and refined form of earthenware—that Thimi Ceramics is celebrated for now.