Gas fired cup with handle, fired to cone 10, great for espresso, coffee or tea. Lovely texture, feels great in your hand. One of my favorite things about the ribbed texture on the cup is it makes the piece very easy to hold onto, the added friction really decreases the chances of it slipping out of your hand. The handle is a supper comfy 2 finger handle, very smooth and soft to hold onto.
The glaze breaks over the texture of the espresso cup, where it is thinner the dark stoneware clay beneath is revealed. As the glaze gathers and thickens in-between the lines of texture it takes on a beautiful blue-green hue. The variation in glaze encourages the user to continually turn and examine this piece from all angles. Looks great in your kitchen and on your breakfast table.
The plate is made of a white stoneware clay, and also fired to cone 10 (approx 2300 degrees) in reduction. Reduction meaning a lack of oxygen in the kiln atmosphere towards the end of the firing. I used a white glaze then poured a celadon type glaze over that, to add a little extra interest and visual movement to the piece.