Hand painted cherry blossom sake cup with white blossoms.
I make this sake cup on the potter's wheel. After it has been trimmed and had some time to dry, I apply black underglaze slip to the inside and outside of the cup This gives me a nice canvas to paint white cherry blossoms on. I like to think of this combination as cherry blossoms at night.
Cup is finished with a clear glaze inside and out and fired in an electric oxidation kiln.