Slip Cast Cup #2

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Slip Cast Cup #2

30.00

These little cups are so multifunctional! They are great for tea, beers, or as little pencil cups!

Each one of my pieces is a one-of-a-kind hand made work of art.

Slip casting is a technique for the mass-production of pottery. My slip cast forms are made by making plaster molds of everyday objects. Each item is made by pouring a liquid clay body into plaster and allowed to form a layer or shell around the body of the mold. Once the shell is formed, it is dried slightly and removed from the mold. Once the form is complete, the underglaze painting is applied to the leather hard forms and a slip is applied dot by dot (aka prickle by prickle) to create the spotted look. In some instances, the under glaze is carved away to reveal the white clay body underneath to form the prickles.

The piece was then slow dried and fired twice. The first firing, a bisque fire, is to a lower temperature. This firing begins the chemical change of the clay and makes it less fragile for glazing. Once it was bisque fired, each sculptural element was hand painted with layer upon layer of underglaze, and then the pieces is coated in clear glaze. Finally, upon completion of the glazing techniques, it was fired to a higher temperature to melt the glaze to the surface.

Dimensions- H- 5” x W- 3.5” x D- 3.5”

Please note- I am a one woman show, I do everything in my power to create quality works, and take photographs to best represent the works, but I am not a photographer, so the color, while is as accurate as I can possibly make it, may be ever so slightly different on your screen than in real life. This may be due to my aforementioned photography skills and varying computer screens. But I promise, each piece is a one of a kind labor love, time, and thoughtful craftsmanship and is represented as accurately as possible.

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