This series of Yunomi's are thrown and textured with a variety of patterns, which gives each one an individual presence. These are perfect for any liquid refreshment. Very versatile little things. They are glazed, fired, then sandblasted to give the exterior of the cupl is a soft matte finish. In addition I hand sand each cup with wet/dry sandpaper to give them a soft and supple feel.
This work is thrown on a wheel then textured to give each piece a slightly unique finish. After the piece has been glazed and fired I then mask off the work in preparation to be sandblasted. THEN SANDBLASTING! I take the shiny layer of the glaze and then focus my effort on bringing the corners and subtle texture of the hand building process through the glaze. I love this stage as it lets me age the piece and bring to life the energy and joy that went into making the pot to the surface. After this stage some pieces go through the laborious hand sanding process to give the pieces that are handled on a daily basis a soft and supple feel. It helps match the visual with the tactile experience.