Hand painted tumbler with Red Cherry blossoms.
I use the potter's wheel to create this cup. I generally make the cup one day and trim the bottom foot the next day I then let it dry completely and then I apply a red slip to the inside and a mix of red and white slip on the outside. I use a red underglaze combined with the white slip to create a swirling pattern. This gives me a vibrant canvas to paint red cherry blossoms on.. A clear glaze finishes the cup, inside and out and is fired in an electric oxidation kiln.