White Stoneware Limited Edition HAN-CHIGA Cup
HANDCRAFTED IN SICILY BY ESTHER SUAVE
This series of illustrated cups is comprised of single, numbered collector pieces.
Each piece is individually handmade & a one of a kind creation. As a result products will have subtle variations from one piece to the next.
The creative process
Each one of them is a product of a meticulous wheel throwing process, where each piece is crafted into a unique shape by hand.
It then undergoes an initial firing for a prolonged period of time, using a technique called bisque-firing done at 1020 degrees Celsius.
After the first firing, each piece is decorated and left to dry. A second glaze-firing follows at a temperature of ~1240 degrees Celsius.
The piece is then left for the stoneware to mature and the glaze to vitrify.
The result is a comic, white stoneware cup covered with dark blue glazing. This piece illustrates a doggo ski-jumping, while enjoying a cup of saffron Focus tea. This one is for the ski-bum-fashionistas out there, hence the shades.
The solid feel of the cup makes for a dazing tea experience.
Important things to know about our ceramics
- Dishwasher safe, but hand wash is preferable for a long, beautiful life
- Not microwave safe and one should avoid extreme temperature differences