LARGE SALT FIRED CUP WITH IMPRESSED DESIGN
This unique cup is hand made by Sarah Leckie of Metchosin on beautiful Vancouver Island B.C. She uses a a distinctive salt fired technique for the body then impresses her own laser cut drawing into the clay for the design and the clay is a wrapped style.This makes for a very organic and unusual finish. The inside is finished with a pretty, soft aqua glaze.Use for any beverage :- great for juice, water and of course wine.
Sarah draws her inspiration from the versatility and playfulness of the medium of clay. She especially enjoys designing the surfaces of her pieces through impressing, carving and transferring designs.
Size ~ 5.5 inches high.
All her pieces are microwave and dishwasher proof.
Salt-firing: gives a crispness in colours and varying surface textures. Late in the gas firing, "burritoes" made of salt and baking soda and wood shavings are put into the kiln on a piece of angle iron. Once in the kiln, they volitize sending salt vapour moving with the gas flame among the pieces of pottery.
The resulting outside surfaces vary from side to side due to the direction of the flame with the salt vapour interacting with the pieces as the flame weaves through the kiln. Each piece is different and sparkles with a vitality that only the salt-firing process can produce.