Valentine's Day Gift
Wheel thrown stoneware cup with hand painted dots in white and blue.
Elegant, yet durable pottery. Matching sugar bowl available.
Made of fine stoneware.
Food safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe.
Capacity - 200ml/6.7oz.
3.5in/9cm wide at the top, 3in/8cm high.
Matching sugar bowl:
Birthday party, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or just any day of the week - great occasions to give this coffee cup to a friend, a girl, a co-worker, a kid, or to yourself.
Stoneware is a nonporous, nontranslucent pottery, that is fired at a high temperature. It is hard enough to resist scratching, but differs from porcelain, because it is more opaque.
In DankoHandmade we fire stoneware pottery twice to produce a better quality glaze finish. Bisque firing is around 900 °C, and glost firing (the firing used to form the glaze over the ware) - 1180–1280 °C. Water absorption of stoneware products is less than 1 percent, which makes them safe to use in a dishwasher even with intensive programmes.
Since the cups are hand thrown, each of them is more or less different from the others, which means that you are always getting a unique one.
Pottery and ceramics have been an important part of human culture for thousands of years. From prehistoric storage jars to tiles on the space shuttles, pottery and ceramics have played a key role in innumerable human endeavors.
(Explore our shop for more stages of ceramics making)
Throwing clay is the process of using a rapidly rotating pottery wheel and other tools to form a lump of clay into a beautiful ceramic piece.
The procedure involves placing a lump of clay in the exact center of the wheel head, creating an opening in the exact center of the clay. The size of the opening is gradually increased and the sides are pulled up until a cylinder is formed. A sufficient amount of clay is left for the bottom of the piece. The sides and mouth of the piece are then shaped, and the piece is removed from the wheel. Once it dries to a leatherhard stage, the potter can then go about trimming away excess clay, adding handles, spouts or attachments, and carving, cutting, or re-shaping the piece. An experienced potter can make this process look easy, but it takes many years of dedication and long hours of practice to become efficient at throwing and creating balanced, beautiful pieces.