Cups and Mugs, a mini project

I have very particular cups I use at different times for different things, and I thought it would be nice to document them, as it's obviously something that matters to me. It's a small thing, but sometimes it's nice to think about small things, so here they are.

At the weekend I drink my coffee from a cup and saucer my Mum gave me for my birthday. It's lovely to drink from and has gold details so it feels a bit special. My test shot was taken on Fuji-100C Silk, which they stopped making a few years ago and I only have a little bit left, so that felt a bit special too. I really liked the test shot, but I was pleasantly surprised with the shot on roll film too. The film expired a long time but the colours came out beautifully.
Below is the mug I use for tea at the weekend, another gift from my mum. It's lovely to hold in both hands and it makes me smile. The tea infuser was a gift from Tim - I like green tea and fruit tea, but I don't like English Breakfast (which is a shame, because I love the idea the tradition and the ritual of sharing a pot of tea).
In the week when I’m working from home I drink my coffee from the cup below. It’s from a set of four in different colours but this is my favourite. I find it interesting the role ‘things’ play in our lives so I enjoyed taking a moment away from my work to document a few in a slow and considered way. It did make me wonder if other people are quite this particular with their cups though.
In the week I drink tea from another cup from my Mum - a fine bone china mug with a camera pattern. I have a habit of siting on the stairs for my breakfast in the morning, with hot water and lemon, and around lunchtime there's a little pool of light that's nice to sit in.

Team Credits

Jayne Lloyd

  • Photographer

Project Tags


  • P

    Personal Project


    Inspired by this project? Showcase projects you’ve worked on and inspire other people.

    Like what you see? Be the first to leave a comment for Jayne!

    Add comment
    Jayne Lloyd