Cape Town-based ceramicist, Lisa Firer has been fascinated with porcelain for over 13 years. In her own words: ‘In my work, the use of this clay is a metaphor for human existence. Porcelain is at the same time, durable and resilient and yet also able to be smashed or cracked. There is something embodied in this material about the paradox of being a human being. The combination of incredible strength and resilience and at the same time, vulnerability and uncertainty.’ Made from folded slabs of white and grey porcelain clay, Lisa’s salt & pepper pots are glazed inside and matte on the surface. Perfect for any condiment really, these versatile little pots will look right at home on your dinner table. ‘The white ones can double up as tea light holders too!’ says Lisa. They retail at R399 for the pair and are available through citymob.co.za. For more information on her full range of ceramics, visit lisafirer.co.za.