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Yunomi w. Butterflies in Ivory w. Citrus Polka Dots & Navy Pinstripes


Regular price $115.00
Yunomi w. Butterflies in Ivory w. Citrus Polka Dots & Navy Pinstripes
Yunomi w. Butterflies in Ivory w. Citrus Polka Dots & Navy Pinstripes
Yunomi w. Butterflies in Ivory w. Citrus Polka Dots & Navy Pinstripes
Yunomi w. Butterflies in Ivory w. Citrus Polka Dots & Navy Pinstripes
A Victorian mod cup patterned with citrus-y butterflies and polka dots. I glazed this cup in a glossy ivory and decorated the top with navy inlay pinstripes layered under polka dots in tangerine, yellow, and green and a lovely textural floral. One butterfly is "colorized" and the others have fruity polka dots, all hand-brushed. Enjoy your beverage in this sophisticated and joyful handmade cup for everyday.

My take on a Japanese style tea bowl / cup that will bring something special to whatever you enjoy drinking (hot tea to wine). A yunomi is a cup with no handle, usually shaped taller than wide for informal tea drinking.

Process: 
These cups are ornamented with lots of surface deco, giving each one unique rich layers of elegance. I throw each cup on the potter’s wheel and then use a stamp I design and make to impress and alter the surface. My fingerprint is on the other side of each one of the imprints creating a great exterior texture as well as a lovely interior shape to your drink. I also decorate with slip-trailing (the clay version of cake decorating), slip-sponging, and underglaze. No molds are used, and every one truly has a one-of-a-kind, layered surface. 

About: 
- Approx: 4" h x 4" diameter; 14 oz
- The clay and glazes are lead-free and food safe.
- My work is both elegant AND intended for your use and enjoyment. While very durable, microwavable, and dishwasher safe, handmade pottery can need (and happily, deserves) a little more love to prolong its life than contemporary manufactured ware: Because of the abrasive nature of dishwashing detergent, which could eventually dull the surface over time, hand washing is not necessary, but recommended. Do not pour boiling, stovetop water directly into handmade ware. “Pre-warming” your cup by swirling warm/hot tap water prior to pouring your fave hot beverage is recommended.

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