Tag Archive: cup

Aug 24

Blue Thrown Coffee Cup

 I made these cups for a friend of mine, who wanted snarky anti-religious chapter and verse notations for dreadful bible verses. At the last minute, I decided not to include them and just make a pretty, functional cup. It’s startling how much work goes into something you would barely even glance at if you saw …

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Jul 07

Rainbow Juice Cup

rainbow juice cup

    I saw some lovely, delicate glasses in the studio that someone had made for a project. They tapered in at the top, and had small divots on the side to make it easier to grab. I had an inspiration of making something just like that, only with  three whisper-thin patches of frit around …

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Mar 25

Swirled Blue Glass Cup

swirled turquoise and cobalt tumbler

  With this cup, I was trying to reproduce one of the glass cups I gave away last year, only I couldn’t remember what it looked like or how I did it, except that it was blue. This looks nothing like what I remember. I think the other cups I liked were clear blue and …

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Mar 04

Blue Engobed Cup

cobalt and turquoise engobe tumbler

This was the second cup I made, right after the twice green cup. Another student did a technique which I believe is called engobing, where you cover a piece with a layer of colored glass. When you first mash the hot glass on, it looks a little like one of those frowning bad guys that …

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Nov 18

Sprig Mug With Wings

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This was one of the four mugs I made last pottery session.  I’d done keyholes on the other ones, and decided to do wing sprigs on this one.  To make the wing sprigs, I used purchased scrapbooking/multimedia pieces I’d purchased commercially, and a two-part epoxy putty. Usually I use plaster to make sprig molds for …

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