Yunomi w. Eyes in Periwinkle Gloss
A Victorian modern cup featuring seeing eyes. A commonly misunderstood and misused symbol, it is historically positive and considered by numerous cultures to mean protection, self-awareness, wisdom, compassion, healing, and more, which is my interest and intention, as well as homage to the Victorian lover's eye. I glazed this cup in a glossy periwinkle blue and decorated the top half in navy blue layered with a subtle white texture and another layer with a textural leaf swirl. A fascinating cup for everyday!
My Victorian modern take on a Japanese style tea bowl / cup that will bring something special to whatever you enjoy drinking (tea to wine). A yunomi is a cup with no handle, usually shaped taller than wide for informal tea drinking.
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.
- 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.