… I’ve been making teacups! They are slip cast and altered and they are really fun to make.
I make my own plaster moulds and the cups, saucers and handles are all separate so I can mix-and-match. When I have all the bits I want I join them together and while they are still wet I use a scalpel to shape them.
The best bit is applying the decals though. They go on last so when all the firing and glazing is done I have these beautiful white, shiny things that I get to decorate.
Aren’t they lovely? I’m a bit addicted to them, especially the chintzy floral ones. They come on a large sheet so you cut out the bit you want, soak it in water and then apply the thin film that floats off to the work. When you fire it on it’s dishwasher safe and there forever.