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Sarah Housley


Button cups

laser-engraved pattern, Pewter · boxed

Approximately 5.5cm ø at top, 6.5cm height

Graduated from MMU
  • BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design, First Class, 2009
  • Wentworth Pewter Prize 2009
portrait of Sarah Housley

These beautiful pieces have rounded bases, which sit snugly in the palm of the hand, and are decorated with an engraving of foliage surrounding a button. Inspired by Gaelic toasting beakers, these cups would make an original gift for anyone wishing to celebrate or dine in style.

After winning the Wentworth Pewter Prize, Sarah was commissioned to design the Button Cups especially for the MMU Originals collection.

‘MMU gave me the valuable opportunity to work in a studio environment, discussing ideas with fellow students and building up a great community of young designers.’

Sarah is interested in the way we interact with objects on a daily basis and develop strong connections to them. She is also fascinated by human relationships and how objects contribute to them. Sarah wants to work as a designer and design writer in the future.