Description

Handmade teacup made from clay foraged in the Sierra Foothills of California. This piece was formed on a potters wheel, an entirely handmade process without the use of molds. Oftentimes subtle "throw lines" can be seen in pieces made in this way, indentations spiraling up the the side where fingers were used to pull the wet clay up into shape. The Clay for my work is collected in small batches form various locations in Northern California.

It is minimally processed to allow sand, small rocks, and other impurities to remain, giving the clay body a pleasantly gritty and rugged texture. Small amounts of store bought materials are mixed in to make a more durable product, safe for food use and dishwashers. The glaze on this item is made entirely from locally foraged materials. Silica rich sand, granite, and wood ash are ground together into slurry to be applied to the pot before firing. They are fired to approximately 2400 degrees F, at which point the slurry melts into a glaze with surface variation ranging from cool blue/green/grey hues to clean whites.

Iron decoration has been applied to many of the pieces, creating a contrast between the cool bright glaze and the dark richness of the iron. Price is for one cup. Due to the nature of this method of processing, no two pieces will be the same in form or surface; please see all photos for the range of surfaces available. Feel free to indicate a particular cup in one of the photos and I'm happy to send the closest I have to that style.

Ceramic Yunomi Style Cup Foraged Clay and Glaze

$42.00
In stock

Made In

Berkeley , CA

Usually ships in

3 days

Material

Ceramic

Product Feature

Handmade, Locally Made, Small Batch

Delivery Method
  • Free Shipping
This Maker Business is
  • Microbusiness

Details and More Information
Size 4" tall
Description

Handmade teacup made from clay foraged in the Sierra Foothills of California. This piece was formed on a potters wheel, an entirely handmade process without the use of molds. Oftentimes subtle "throw lines" can be seen in pieces made in this way, indentations spiraling up the the side where fingers were used to pull the wet clay up into shape. The Clay for my work is collected in small batches form various locations in Northern California.

It is minimally processed to allow sand, small rocks, and other impurities to remain, giving the clay body a pleasantly gritty and rugged texture. Small amounts of store bought materials are mixed in to make a more durable product, safe for food use and dishwashers. The glaze on this item is made entirely from locally foraged materials. Silica rich sand, granite, and wood ash are ground together into slurry to be applied to the pot before firing. They are fired to approximately 2400 degrees F, at which point the slurry melts into a glaze with surface variation ranging from cool blue/green/grey hues to clean whites.

Iron decoration has been applied to many of the pieces, creating a contrast between the cool bright glaze and the dark richness of the iron. Price is for one cup. Due to the nature of this method of processing, no two pieces will be the same in form or surface; please see all photos for the range of surfaces available. Feel free to indicate a particular cup in one of the photos and I'm happy to send the closest I have to that style.

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