Set of 2 Wheel-Thrown Ceramic Sauce · Prep · Condiment Cups · Sake Cups
Rustic Elegance - Pond and Cinnamon Collection
Diameters at rim: 2-1/4", and 2-3/8"
Heights: 1-1/4", and 1-3/8"
These are finely-thrown thin-walled sauce/prep cups. Great for premeasuring or serving herbs, syrups, soy sauce, oils, compotes, dressings, condiments, spices, sake and more. These little cups are so handy in the kitchen and at the table.
Inside is glazed with an earthy speckly cinnamon brown, the outside glazed with glossy lustrous transparent black (reminds me of a lily pond) . Each cup is scribed "2012 gem" underneath the foot.
Food-safe, microwave, and dishwasher safe. Hand-washing is recommended due to its size, unless your dishwasher is designed to handle small items.
This time I used different clays for each cup. One is a stoneware, the other a white stoneware close to porcelain, but they're hard to tell apart. Both worked up beautifully and finely, and took to the glazes similarly. I throw my pottery without the use of molds or guides, so size, shape, and porportion will vary. The glazes are fired on to around 2200 degrees Fahrenheit for a glossy water-tight finish.
Any imperfections are part of the characteristic and charm of handmade work.