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Red Lion Pottery

Wedding Cogs


These ceramic cups are inspired by the Orkney wedding feast drinking vessels known as COGS. 

Traditional Orcadian wedding cogs are hand-crafted from wood, with upright handles allowing the bride and the groom to carry the cog from guest to guest. Wedding cogs used to be presented to the best man, the priest and the bride, although nowadays only the bride has the honour. After the wedding breakfast the bride’s cog was filled with an alcoholic mix usually consisting of gin, brandy, whiskey and warm ale together with eggs and pepper.

The bride was the first to drink from the bride’s cog, before it was passed to her new husband and repeatedly to all the guests.

I presented my first cog to my daughter at her wedding and they have since become my signature pieces. Each one is individual and they make unique and personal wedding and anniversary gifts. 

Cogs with flat wooden handles can be personalised at extra cost. See images to right. Please contact me for more information.

Note - shipping costs refer to UK by Hermes only. Please contact for overseas or other UK charges

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Wedding cog ABX695

Wedding cog ABX695

£65.00 (plus £3.99 shipping)

Orcadian style wedding cog. Apple ash glaze over red slip and blue pigment. Through oak wood handle. H 11.5 W 11.5 cm

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Wedding Cog ABX530

Wedding Cog ABX530

£45.00 (plus £3.99 shipping)

Small Orcadian style wedding cog. Sycamore ash glaze over red slip. Carved round Ash wood handle. H 14 W 9.5 cm

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Wedding Cog ABX686

Wedding Cog ABX686

£65.00 (plus £4.99 shipping)

Orcadian style wedding cog. Apple ash glaze over white slip and blue pigment. Clay bridge handle. H 19 W 10 cm

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Wedding Cog ABX037

Wedding Cog ABX037

£65.00 (plus £4.99 shipping)

Orcadian style wedding cog. Clay bridge handle. Cedar ash glaze over red slip. H 22 W 11 cm

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Wedding Cog ABX687

Wedding Cog ABX687

£65.00 (plus £4.99 shipping)

Orcadian style wedding cog. Apple ash glaze over black slip. Clay bridge handle. H 17 W 10 cm

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Wedding Cog ABX688

Wedding Cog ABX688

£65.00 (plus £4.99 shipping)

Orcadian style wedding cog. Apple ash glaze over red slip with blue pigment. Clay bridge handle. H 20 W 10 cm

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Wedding cog ABX689

Wedding cog ABX689

£65.00 (plus £4.99 shipping)

Orcadian style wedding cog. Ash wood ash glaze over red slip. Clay bridge han. H 18.5 W 10 cm.

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Wedding Cog ABX035

Wedding Cog ABX035

£65.00 (plus £4.99 shipping)

Orcadian style wedding cog. Apple ash glaze over red slip. Clay bridge handle. H 18 W 14 cm

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The following cogs have hand-carved handles. There is a choice of 3 differents woods - mahogany, ash or oak. They can be personalised with wording of your choice at extra cost. Examples are shown to the right. Please contact me for details.

Wedding cog ABX690

Wedding cog ABX690

£65.00 (plus £4.99 shipping)

Orcadian style wedding cog. Apple ash glaze over red slip and blue pigment. Carved mahogany handle. H 20 W 11 cm

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Wedding cog ABX693

Wedding cog ABX693

£65.00 (plus £4.99 shipping)

Orcadian style wedding cog. Ash wood ash glaze over red slip. Carved mahogany handle handle. H 18 W 11 cm

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Wedding cog ABX696

Wedding cog ABX696

£65.00 (plus £4.99 shipping)

Orcadian style wedding cog. Apple ash glaze over white slip and blue pigment. Carved oak handle. H 21 W 11.5 cm SOLD

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Gift Wrapping Service

Any wedding cog can be presented in a sturdy bamboo box and gift wrapped with silver or gold paper. 

If you would like your cog in a presentational box please contact me.

Split Bamboo 

Presentation Boxes

  

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My cogs often get incorporated into wedding celebrations. I proposed a toast and presented this one to a friend at her wedding. The tequila went down very well!


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Handles

mahogany 

ash

oak

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