Sake Cup

Already sold – if you would like something similar, give me a shout and I’ll get busy!

This classy little sake cup is inspired by a tea set I picked up many years ago on a business trip to Japan (sounds glamorous doesn’t it – it wasn’t!).  The glaze and shape remind me of that time in the far east.  If I’m absolutely honest – it’s one of the first pieces I threw on my own wheel as well.  That makes it extra special to me!  But I’m still looking forward to this little piece finding its forever home!  While it doesn’t have a handle, it would also be suitable for espresso.

 

This piece is glazed in Floating Blue.  This glaze reminds me of Van Gogh’s starry night or the Milky Way on a very clear night.  This glaze comes alive in the heat of the kiln.  Believe it or not, when applied it’s a sort of rusty red colour!  But with temperatures of 1200 deg C the glaze melts and flows and develops wonderful layers of colour!  In places where it is applied thinly or runs away it turns a rich transparent brown.  Where a bit thicker, it goes deep vibrant blue or even black.  And where it is thickest or at the edge of drips, it develops clouds of white.  There really is an incredible depth to this glaze that shows off the flowy nature of the glaze.

Height – 76mm
Diameter – 60mm at the rim, slightly wider at the shoulder
Holds – 130 ml

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