This "Sake set ~ Strength" is a fun set and larger. It holds 24 fluid oz. and I painted a tree for strength on the vessel. Again, the vessel is mouth blown and then corked as it is beaten into shape. I also stamp the clay with stamps I have created. The clay has been fired and the glaze is non toxic and food safe.
This vessel is larger than many of my other sake/tea sets, and this one comes with 6 hand built cups. Two of the cups have the extra button decoration.
The vessel has a plug (or call it a fancy cork), but it loosely fits into the opening and is not meant to be a tight, sealed fit. The vessel measures 6" high, 5 " in length and 4 1/2" in width. The spout measures approximately 1 1/2".
The set comes with 6 cups. The cups are all hand built not wheel thrown. I love texture (look at my paintings) and the inside of the cups have texture and the outside have minimal texture.
Glaze is a light tobacco brown speckled gloss glaze with hints of blue /gray slate at the bottom and a few spots elsewhere. And I added the blue gray at the tree and the tree is painted with a sumi brush and black. I might add that the main glaze has a light golden brown appearance (computers can be bad with color, or golden tan.)
The cups vary slightly since they are all hand built. They are approximately 1 3/4" in height, top diameter is 2 1/4" and bottom diameter is 1 1/4".
I gently pinched the pot as I worked the shape as a point to grasp when pouring.
This vessel can also be used for the tea drinker or purely decorative. Enjoy the unique quality and the difference of mouth blown pottery.
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