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This is an original water carafe and tumbler set made from porcelain clay and wheel thrown. While the clay was still in the leather hard stage I carved an illustration of a Mama bird tending to her nest in a cherry blossom tree. I then inlayed those carvings with a stained black slip (liquid clay), in a surface decorating technique known as mishima. The colorful accents of the bird, eggs, flowers and leaves were also hand painted. A clear glaze was applied over the entire pieces, except for the bases. Both the tumbler, and the water carafe or pitcher, have a bird, nest and cherry blossom design that covers the outside, inside and bottom surfaces.
This water carafe or pitcher was designed to be used on a bedside table, on your office desk, or on the side or coffee table in your home. The tumbler nestles neatly over the top of the carafe, protecting the contents from dust, preventing evaporation over time, and also reducing the footprint of the piece. It could also be used as a wine or whiskey (or other beverage of your choice!) carafe and tumbler. The neck of the carafe is tapered for easy handling.
Size: This is a multi-use carafe or pitcher - for water, whiskey or wine! It holds 24 fl oz (3 cups/700ml) of liquid. The tumbler holds 12 fl oz (1.5 cups).
Dimensions: The water carafe is 6 inches (15 cm) tall and the base is 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter. The neck is 2.5 inches (6.5cm) diameter and is tapered for comfortable handling.
The tumbler is approximately 3.5 inches (9 cm) tall, 3.5 inches (9cm) in diameter at the rim and 3 inches (7.5 cm) diameter at the base.
** 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)
This water carafe, or pitcher, and matching tumbler makes a wonderful housewarming, or newlywed gift. It's simply a lovely addition to any home.
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. If multiple quantities of this piece is available, they may be similar but they won't be identical, as each one of them is individually made.
Please send me a message if you'd like to enquire about ordering multiple quantities, to order this piece or other home decor pieces in another of my botanical designs, or to order this lemon design on another of my wheel-thrown forms.
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