This is a special cup with side fired on shells, in a wood fired kiln kind of character. When you want to slow down and the whiskey is sipping good then you need a whiskey sipper that just hold enough to enjoy now. If you need more pour yourself some more later, but there's now rush, your not going anywhere and neither is the bottle. Take your time and enjoy a sip.
How It Was Made:
This sipper was made by me in my studio on the potters wheel. Then it was taken to a wood fired kiln at a friends studio and fired in the kiln from three to five days. This is a community event that requires the potters involved to take shifts and the kiln is stoked every 10 to 15 minutes day and night. This particular sipper was fired on shells that have left their impression in the surface of the glaze that built up on this piece during the firing. After the firing the kiln must cool for about a week before we can start taking our pieces out of the kiln. Once out of the kiln then the pots must be cleaned up and any sharp edges ground down. A labour of love.