Handcrafted "Coral Barnacle Cup" from Meghan Bergman Ceramics. Hand built, with paper clay, and side fired with melted sea glass, underglaze in an electric kiln.
This ceramic barnacle cup is both beautiful and functional, and can be your new favorite tiki mug for cocktail hour, or for any hot or cold beverage.
APPROXIMATE DIMENSIONS: 5.5"L x 8.75"W x 4.75"H. Inside is 3.25" at the widest point and holds about 16 fluid oz.
Whether you are a tea or coffee lover, shopping for yourself, or looking for a unique gift, all ceramic drinkware featured is made for everyday use with food safe glazes.
Please note: Handwashing is recommended due to the delicate shells, barnacles.
📖 THE PROCESS:
This handmade barnacle cup starts as a single ball of clay, and a cup is formed by hand. Texture is added and the foot is created.Next, each barnacle is meticulously handmade and attached to the piece, inspired by underwater life and is ready to #admire from every angle.Finishing touches are added with shells attached to the face of the piece. Gentle curves around each barnacle also serve as a function to catch the drippy glazes.
After drying, the piece is carefully loaded into the kiln and is bisque fired, then underglaze and sea glass is added to the piece, and the piece is stilted on its side in the kiln for the sea glass to melt and drip in the second glaze firing to transform into a work of art.