Pine Tree Cup with 'little guardian'
Inspired by a childhood cup I owned with a frog in the bottom, this pine tree and mushroom decorated cup contains a little blue guardian on the inside to greet you when you're drinking your tea.
Porcelain, wheel thrown vessel with added guardian figure, dipped in blue slip (liquid clay) then freehand carved to reveal the design and after drying fired to 1050 degrees celsius in an electric kiln. Coated in a clear glossy glaze, and then fired again to 1260 degrees. Food and dishwasher safe, although hand washing is recommended, because dishwashing detergents can dull glaze over time. Carved mushroom design bottom inlaid with blue porcelain.
A handmade cup - please make sure you consult the pictures carefully and that you are happy with the piece before purchasing.
14cm wide including handle
11cm wide excluding handle
7 cm high