Thursday, 3 May 2012

Nezumi shino cup

When I pulled this pot from the kiln last week, I was really underwhelmed by it, but it's another of those pieces which has grown on me alot. The other night I drank wine from it (several times!), and I enjoyed the contrast of the dark, red liquid with the very light, airy glaze. The cup is fairly heavy when full, but I like that when drinking alcohol, don't ask me why..and the carved facets and ledges make the cup feel secure in the hand.

Carved cup with shino glaze, approx. 3 inches tall


  1. A shino cup becomes whole when it is used and appreciated. The best ones we keep, the prettiest ones we sell. At least, that's what I think. I like this cup,too. And its story.

    1. Thank you, Charlene, glad you like this one. I agree, shino has wonderful character, which improves with age. I bought a shino coffee mug a while back in Holland, and I love using it every day. Sometimes the simplest things are the best.