OK, remember, you people see this stuff backwards, so I posted first this am about our KC guest potter, below, now some of my own pots.
Irish coffee cups don't have to contain coffee or whiskey, but they represent basically a cup on a pedestal. 'What's the use?', you say. Well, a little cup on a pedestal removes the hot liquid above the table, therefore you don't need a coaster or saucer under your hot cup, because the base won't get hot. (AHA! you say, because now you know) Last week, as I said, I had seen the perfect little Irish coffee cups--perfect because they were medium small. I made one last month that was whopping huge, and looked a little strange. Anyway, I came home and made a bunch of little guys, just out of the kiln now. The pedestal gives you decorative possibilities: the little pig has this cool little spot on the bottom to sit comfortably, out of the way, or as usual, up on the handle. I also decided to swirl the glazes all around in stripes. OK, more on Irish Coffee cups later.