4 oz Slate Espresso cup
Description: These are beautifully glazed stoneware cups which hold approximately 4 ounces. These cups have been dipped in slate glaze.
Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 6 cm (2.5x 2.5")
Important: this is a handmade item. Dimensions can vary slightly. Each piece is special and unique.
It is made with lead-free, food safe glaze and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
Each cup is carefully created on the wheel. I trim the cup to give it a better finish and create a bottom rim. Every cup goes through two firings in my kiln. The first firing is called a bisque fire: the pottery is cooked, but it is still porous to absorb glaze. After this fire, I glaze the cup and load the kiln for the next fire. For this fire the temperature is higher, 2232° F. It brings resistance and turns it into a non-absorbent item. Once cooled, the bottom is sanded for a smooth finish.