This fair cup was baked with firewood and was made of both kiln-fired glaze variations and coloured & cracked glaze craft. Each one is unique and handmade – no two being exactly alike.
The overall design of this fair cup is simple and unsophisticated. The unique cracked glaze technique used creates beautiful patterns on the cup’s surface. Over time as it is soaked with tea soup, then resulting variations in the pattern make each piece truly outstanding and add more enjoyment to the tea-drinking experience.
- Kiln-fired glaze variations are often unpredictable and can result in a wide range of colours from a single firing.
- The porosity of ceramics varies depending on the materials used, the recipe, the pressure applied, the duration of pressure, the thickness of the body, the firing temperature, and the duration of firing. Generally, the finer the porcelain, the smaller the pores, while the coarser the pottery, the larger the pores.
- Since porcelain is made from clay, the amount of iron spots present in the clay varies depending on the mineral content of the soil. These iron spots are harmless and do not affect the use of the porcelain. Removing them would require the use of chemical materials, which can be damaging to high-quality porcelain.
- Handmade products are not perfect, and each piece can have differences in size, shape, colour, and other aspects.