Shino Wine Cups


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I made Shino 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.  Once they are bisqued, the cups are prepped for the wood kiln.  I leave most of the exterior bare, knowing that the clay will be a deep rich brown and may catch a spray of wood ash or salt.  I glaze the rim and the interior with a red shino glaze that I make.  For the final touch, I dip a deer tail brush I made in black slip and make marks suggestive of tall grass.   The second firing at 2400 degrees in the reducing atmosphere of the wood kiln produces a rich brown color in the clay body.  You might see some freckling or sprays of wood ash as well.

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.

ShinoWine Cups are sold as a pair. They make a great gift for wedding, holidays, housewarming, birthday, or just to say “thank you”.

Each cup holds 12 oz. 3-3.5″H

See also Purple Rain Wine Cups