Handmade porcelain espresso coffee cup, saucer and spoon set, light blue dotty design.
My espresso coffee cup, saucer and spoon sets are made from white porcelain clay rolled out flat into slabs. Each cup shape is cut out by hand and formed into the body of the cup. I leave the seam visible where I join the sides of the cup, as part of the design. A circular shape is cut and added for the base and a strip of clay is cut, curved and added for the handle. The saucers and spoons are formed and shaped by hand from slabs of clay too. Each cup has my maker’s mark tile.
They are fired in the kiln to 1000 degrees (the bisque fire) which dries and strengthens them sufficiently for them to be glazed. I use wax and paper resists, slips and underglazes to decorate each cup, before finishing with a clear glaze and firing them again to 1250 degrees.
Each coffee cup, saucer and spoon set s individually crafted so no two are exactly alike. The process of using slabs of clay results in each cup and saucer having an irregular shape (rather than being perfectly circular), which gives each set it’s own character and unique personality, which for me adds to its charm.
This listing is for one espresso coffee cup, saucer and spoon set.
Handmade in my little studio in Emsworth in the south of England.