My old man Sam is a potter. He took his first ceramics class for fun when he was in graduate school and has been playing with clay off and on since then. Sometimes he lets me decorate his pots. More often he finishes them himself.
Recently he brought home these cups made at a local studio. I laughed when I first discovered them on the kitchen table. They look like they should be on Fred Flintstone's workbench.
They are bumpy and fun to hold. Though I have never tasted mead, I sense that it would be the perfect beverage for a cup like this. The colors are pleasing and I enjoy looking at them and feeling them in my hands. It's more exciting than holding smooth cups.
The tumblers are about three and a half to four inches tall and just under three inches wide. They hold about five ounces. The inside glaze is a white shell that was poured in. The outside glazes are shino, turquoise, and celadon. They were separately applied by dipping, brushing, and pouring. Wax resist protected some areas from over-coating. The clay body is rough textured and contains crushed grog and feldspar. The pots were gas fired to cone ten in reduction.