Wood & Soda Fired Teacup Prototype, Lil Chonk


A prototype made while exploring variations on a tea cup's form, designed to be used with a tea pot or french press for refills. This is the most round & stout (chonky) of the prototypes. Curves in a bit at the top to help retain heat. Could also be used as a bud vase. Approx 2.5"W x 3"H.

This vessel has no exterior glaze: all the coloration you see was created purely by wood & soda ash interacting with the clay body during the course of a wood & soda firing.

It was wood & soda fired in the ChickenCat catenary arch kiln at East Creek in Willamina, Oregon. This kiln days about 3-4 days for both loading & firing, a few more days to cool and then one additional day to unload & clean (clean up includes grinding glaze/glass off the many shelves with an angle grinder, grinding and vaccuming out the kiln floor, etc.)