I made JT 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. (JT is short for Joshua Tree, inspired by the national park of the same name)
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. Once they are bisqued, the cups are rubbed with red iron oxide to stain the exterior, then dipped in red gold and then green glaze. The interior is lined with the red gold glaze as well. The second firing at 2200 degrees melds the glazes and bakes the iron oxide into the surface.
Fill with holiday cheer! Perfect for eggnog, or cider or cocoa too. Great for serving wine, but I use cups like these for coffee with no problem. Heating in the microwave is safe, simply allow the cup to cool before handling.
JT Wine Cups are sold as a pair.
Gift to partners, roomies, couples, sisters, bros, or anyone because you always need a second cup for a friend. They make a great gift for wedding, holidays, housewarming, birthday, or just to say “thank you”.
Cups are paired to match in height and shape. 4″H and 10 oz capacity
See also Taos Wine Cups