This cup was cut apart and reassembled in a way that would suggest an overlapping leaf pattern. It was then glazed to match the colors of a Mint Julep, my favorite cocktail. This vessel was hand thrown, trimmed, and then dissected and immediately assembled to give a distinctive and unique quality. The foot has been diamond polished beyond 3000 grit for an incredibly smooth, almost glasslike finish.
Although the piece looks fragile, it is actually quite resilient. Of course the glaze is lead free and food-safe, also easy to clean. Although the finish will not be adversely affected by the dishwasher, the friction between items may cause the work to be damaged. I would call it dishwasher safe but happier to be handwashed.
At 3.75 inches wide and 3.75 inches tall, this cup holds 10 Oz.