Carys Martin Ceramics
Conglomerate Cup with gold handle - Stripes
Stoneware cup with beautiful runny glaze detail.
Cup -Approximate Diameter 9cm /Height 9cm /Volume 12oz full to brim
These pieces are wheel thrown and then once the clay is leather hard the cups are trimmed and the cup handle is formed and attached. The clay used in this piece is a beautiful textural stoneware clay that fires to a dark toast colour. Once the piece has dried slowly, it is biscuit fired, and then glaze fired. The liquid gold is hand painted onto the cup before a third and final firing.
This design on my Conglomerate is applied using Japanese tissue transfer and hand painted oxide. I use wax resist to build up the layers of pattern. Each cup is unique whilst complimenting the rest of the series.
This is a piece that takes many stages and processes to create and the end result showcases the care and love that has gone into its production.
Food safe. Not dishwasher or microwave safe.
I am continually making and creating new work in my studio, and updating my Etsy shop with the latest creations hot out of the kiln. Follow me and see all the behind the scenes processes involved in making my pieces on Instagram @CarysMartinCeramics