Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New work: Cups & short mugs



Hello!  Well it was the last 1.5 hours of school today- just enough time for me to unload the kiln with the last of what's heading down to San Fransisco for Renegade!  I'm really excited to show you my new cups and mugs- a slip-cast design that I've been working on over the last couple of months.  I designed this based on my wheel-thrown cups and shorter mugs, however wanted the mold to be as versatile as possible: it's a one part mold that can be a cup, or if I add a handle, can be a short mug that works a little better with the size of my teapots.  I have been working on a couple of collaborations with it already, so haven't had the time to play with my existing glaze designs or get too creative with any new ones, however, I guarantee there will be more to come.  Holding about 12 oz of liquid, the handle is a good 2 finger hold, and as cups, they stack pretty good.
I will have a very limited selection of these available at Renegade- they will be up on my shop soon!
Oh, and I saw this on Pinterest the other day.  Had to chuckle... ceramic paint or pens, heh?  Let me know how that goes for you...

**The process of creating stripes (or any glaze design of mine) on my handmade mugs, teapots and vases are tediously created by use of hand-cut 'stencils' on my bisqued ware allowing the coloured glaze to sit right next to and only slightly overlap the white glaze.  Each stripe is glazed with food-safe, microwave and dishwasher safe glazes that won't ever fade or chip off.  They are made with the utmost care on my part with many steps taken to get the stripes and designs looking seamless. 

5 comments:

janna maria said...

you're a star Heather. I seriousy love those cups!!!

arounna said...

that made me chuckle
oh sigh....keep up the great work Heather.
good luck at Renegade!

dahlhaus said...

I know... it's like those comments you sometimes get at craft shows with people thinking that it's ok to talk about how easy they think it would be to copy your design. As if you haven't done a whole lot of work and spent much time thinking something like this up and now that you've thought it up for them, they could certainly make a 'DIY' project out of your ideas. oh, and then maybe they could open their own etsy shop and sell it? For cheaper? Yeah...

restlesssabbath said...

ceramic pens...good luck...
I like your new short mugs Heather.

krystal said...

Oh man...as if someone would actually post that online? Oh well...at least your work has them inspired I suppose.

Yay for Renegade!