Morning Coffee

The first things I made in the class were a bunch of these espresso cups. Their form is based on Richard Serra’s torqued ellipses, and I glazed them white then dipped the bottoms in black to refer to the intended contents. I can’t say that they make my coffee taste better, but the experience is definitely more pleasurable.

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  1. Zoomie
    April 18

    Okay, now, are we to believe that you made that shape intentionally? 🙂

  2. peter
    April 18

    I actually did. They’re not thrown, they’re built, and it was actually a bit of a challenge to get them to flare and twist just so (though probably not as hard as with massive sheets of cor-ten steel.) I’ll take some pictures of the group from a better angle.

  3. cook eat FRET
    April 18

    love the photo…
    it’s all about the shadow

  4. peter
    April 18

    The cup is a little washed out, but the shadow does help illustrate the earliness of the hour.

  5. Zoomie
    April 18

    Definitely morning light…nice. I’ve done some pottery in my time but my work often turned out uneven – but not on purpose! It’s a miraculous process nonetheless, isn’t it? Very cool.

  6. life in recipes
    April 20

    The cups are lovely. I like your style. Great photo.

  7. peter
    April 20

    Thanks- I like your blog too.

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