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Yunomi w. Smiling Skulls in Periwinkle gloss & Navy detail


Regular price $115.00
Yunomi w. Smiling Skulls in Periwinkle gloss & Navy detail
Yunomi w. Smiling Skulls in Periwinkle gloss & Navy detail
Yunomi w. Smiling Skulls in Periwinkle gloss & Navy detail

A Victorian mod cup patterned with smiling skulls and high detail. I glazed this cup in a glossy periwinkle blue and decorated it with arched inlay pinstripes and dots in navy layered under and a textural leafy spiral, as well as hand-brushed details within each skull. Enjoy your beverage in this interestingly joyful handmade cup.

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 1/4" h x 3 1/2" diameter; 12 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.

Note: If your order costs less to pack & ship, I reimburse overages.

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