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Sparrow Teacup--2 of 8

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This is the 2nd teacup in a series of 8.

The cup features the head of a sparrow which rests atop the handle. Two wings are carved into the exterior sides of the rounded cup. The bird portion is glazed in Shino glaze, layered more heavily on parts of the face to produce paler markings. There are also black stripes on the face, painted carefully in shiny black. The interior is coated in Gold Gloss glaze, which has a caramel or wildflower honey color. Where it pools in the bottom, it is lighter, more straw-colored, with lovely irregular, oval shapes. The Gold Gloss is also on the outside of the cup, opposite the handle, filling the negative space between the wings. On this cup, the Gold Gloss dripped down over the foot of the cup, stopping just shy of the kiln shelf, adding some handmade character. This combination of glazes produces a very richly and variably colored glossy surface, a pleasure to look at, with no two cups in this set of 8 the same.

Cone 10, high fire stoneware, all glazes lead free, and food safe.

Capacity is about 1 cup. Height of this cup is about 3" to the top of the bird's head, just a bit shorter than cup #1. Width is about 3 5/8" (not including the handle), so overall just a bit more short and wide than cup #1. The weight feels good in the hand, not heavy or clunky, but with enough substance for strength.

Feel free to buy this cup singly, or buy as many as you like to form a set. I am offering a 10% discount on purchases of 4 or more. Each has been made individually, not cast or press molded. Each has its own unique cuteness and charm, differing slightly in color, shape, and proportion, but still matching nicely with the others.

If you are close to western PA, I may be able to offer a shipping discount, to be refunded after item is shipped.

Hand washing recommended.
Kristin Williams

Sparrow Teacup--2 of 8


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cone 10 stoneware clay, food safe glazes
  • Ships worldwide from Pennsylvania, United States
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