Sake or tea cup by Suvira McDonald.
Rustic, faceted, sloping slightly inwards at the mouth, this dramatic cup is the perfect vessel for savouring delicate teas or delicious sake.
In rich, textured, dark red shino and ash glazes with light grey highlights around the lip, over stoneware that's been wood fired for three days.
Nb. these are hand made pieces so measurements are approximate.
Wood fired stoneware.
Handmade in Australia.
Suvira McDonald is a legendary potter based in Northern NSW.
His career spans more than 30 years, so evident in his lush, generous forms and glazes. Many pieces are wood fired in a Japanese style Anagama wood fired kiln.
Crackled, fire coloured glazes that look like the vessel is itself a glowing ember is a hallmark of McDonald's style.
Conversely, Suvira is extremely practised in all the languages of clay and glaze ... and is also known for his thick and glossy chun ware.
Each piece is like an artwork in it's own right and will become more loved the more you gaze at it, and the more they are used.
Read more about Suvira McDonald.