I made Verde Wine Cups on the potter’s wheel using a tan stoneware clay. Deliciously shaped to fit in the hand with impressions or dimples in either side of the cups for a comfy, natural grasp.
I use a leather strip to roll the lip of clay from the interior to the exterior plane after I throw each cup. Liquid flows smoothly over the rim because this “line” directs the flow of liquid.
After each cup is trimmed and dry, they go through the first firing, called bisque. “Verde” is what I call the combination of copper green and cream rust glazes I make. First I dip both sides of the cup on a vertical in the copper green glaze. I try to catch an angle to add interest and leave a gap in between. Then I dip across the gap and overlapping the verde with the cream rust. The overlapped area creates a visual texture I find intriguing.
Then the cups are fired to 2200 degrees. The result is a clean, tailored look, usually. This treatment has some very exciting streaks where the two glazes combined.
Fill with holiday cheer! Mulled wine, cider, egg nog, or cocoa anyone? Great for serving wine on any occasion. I use cups like these for coffee with no problem. Heating in the microwave is safe, simply allow the cup to cool before handling.
Verde Wine Cups are sold in pairs. (Verde is the Spanish word for “Green”).
They make a great gift for couples, roomies, partners, sisters, bros, or split them up and you have two gifts! Also, great gifts for wedding, holidays, housewarming, birthday, or just to say “thank you”.
4″ H 10 oz capacity