Our monochromatic cups are just not every-day crockery pieces, but they are works of functional art. Each cup is handmade by our artisans, making each of our cups unique. We are sharing their journey so that you can appreciate the effort that goes into making them.
Step 1: Sculpting
The clay is hand sculpted in the shape of a cup on a potter’s wheel. Clay sculpting in itself is a form of art as it requires skill to get the shape right. The cups are originally made larger as the clay shrinks when it is dried and fired in a furnace.
Step 2: Firing
The clay cups are baked or fired in a brick furnace – called a kiln.
Step 3: Glazing
Once the baking process is complete, the cups are allowed to cool off, and then examined for cracks or other imperfections. Then, the cups are thoroughly dried and dipped in glaze.
Step 4: Hand-painting
Now comes the artwork. Each piece is hand-painted using special pigments. Since the surfaces are uneven and the cups are white, our artisans make every stroke with careful deliberation. Each cup is a testimony to the skilled craftsmanship of our artisans.
Step 5: Re-firing
The painted cups are then baked again in a gas kiln for about eight hours. This is what gives our cups a glossy sheen. The cups are then taken out, cooled off and then examined again to make sure that there aren’t any cracks.
Once this entire process is complete, we pack the cups in boxes and wait for you to place an order. These cups are waiting for their new homes, so order away!