I made Cowgirl Wine Cups on the potter’s wheel using a tan stoneware clay. They are deliciously shaped to fit in the hand with impressions or dimples in either side of the cup for a comfy, firm grasp.
Liquid flows smoothly over the rim because I use a leather strip to roll the lip of clay from the interior to the exterior plane after I throw each cup. This “line” directs the flow of liquid.
After each cup is trimmed and dry, they go through the first firing, called bisque. Cowgirl is the name I have given the glaze combo. First I dip the exterior of the cup in a cobalt blue glaze that I make, leaving the lower 1/4 section bare. Don’t worry, it’s completely vitrified. Then I line the cup with a red gold glaze which I purchase. I also dip the rim in the Red Gold. Each pair is matching in height and style. Each cup also is unique. The contrast between deep dark blue and bright warm gold is wild.
Great for serving wine but use the cups as you like for hot or cold beverages. Obviously with hot drinks you will want to be sure the cup is cooled enough to handle before picking it up. I use cups like these for coffee with no problem. Heating in the microwave is safe, but allow the cup to cool before handling.
Cowgirl Wine Cups are sold as a pair. They make a great gift for wedding, holidays, housewarming, birthday, or just to say “thank you”.
Holds 6 oz per cup.
See also BNG Wine Cups