May 1, 2009

Coffee Break vol. 19

Here's a sweet little cup I'm having my afternoon coffee in. Kyle gave this to me this morning! Lucky me! The painting on this cup is amazing. [Wait till this guy starts painting vines! He'll be unstoppable!] Another nice feature of this handless cup is the nice weight of the clay. The pot has great balance and is evenly thrown, and it feels fine with my hot coffee. The salt slip surface is very soft and the painting is very fine. Those of you who know Kyle's work know that he's a master with the brush. You can see some of his pots here. The tassels of the painted grass have a very fine sgraffito that gives a different type of detail to the pattern.

Thanks Kyle. I'll pick a nice pot out of this firing for you. Back to work!