An original, handmade porcelain cup that was wheel-thrown, and comfortably holds 12 oz. I mixed and wedged blue mason stain into the clay prior to forming the cup and handle. A whimsical image is carved into the surface that was inspired by Van Gogh's beautiful Almond Blossom paintings. The technique used originated in Korea and is known as mishima, in which I incised the drawing into leather-hard clay and then inlayed a black slip (liquid clay) into the illustrated lines.
The almond blossom accents are then hand-painted on. A clear glaze is applied over the entire piece, except for the base.
Dimensions: This cup comfortably holds 12 fluid oz.
Size is approximately 3.5in (8.5 cm) tall, 3.5in (8.5 cm) diameter plus an extra 1.5in (3.5 cm) for the handle
** Locally supplied fine porcelain clay and glazes
** Glazes used are food-safe
** Microwavable and dishwasher proof (although hand-washing is recommended to prolong the life of the piece)
** Suitable for both cold or hot contents
Please note: Handmade ceramic wares by their very nature are unique, inconsistent and may have some imperfections that do not detract from the beauty and function of the piece. Instead, these are indications of the maker's hand and I encourage you to embrace them.
Please send me a message if you'd like to enquire about ordering multiple quantities, to order this piece in another of my botanical designs, or to order this almond blossom (with blue stained porcelain) design on another of my wheel-thrown forms.