This is a new set that I am excited about. It is similar to cup sets I've done before in the poppy and pansy patterns that are still on my site. I envisioned it as each cup being a flower rather than decorated with flowers. Have you seen the old black and white cartoons or fairytale book illustrations where a pea pod could be a canoe, a blossom a drinking vessel? Another inspiration is the Art Nouveau period, with its ornate and romantic interpretation of nature - and vines on everything.
With these cups, I first threw on the wheel a mini-cup, then cut it to resemble the receptacle of the flower that attaches to the stem. I then inserted a regular-sized thrown cup that was trimmed and shaped into a quatrefoil and smoothed the two together, attached a vine handle, etc.
Each cup holds 14-16 oz. and the tray is 12" square with a flat unglazed bottom. Cost for the set is $300 and can be ordered by contacting me at email@example.com.
This set of tumblers has slip-trailing on two sides to create texture in a vine motif. Each holds about 16 oz. and is 8" tall. Cost for the set is $300. I have had several requests for individual tumblers, so I plan to make those. They will be $49 each. To order, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.