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BOOM! espresso cup [message #136474] Sat, 06 February 2016 00:39 UTC
avatar MadAsU  is currently offline MadAsU
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Please feature my BOOM! espresso cup:

I love designing espresso cups in the new porcelain material and this was a play on the idea of a shot of coffee and the caffeine jolt you get from a good espresso.

I also wanted to experiment with the unglazed portion of the model and I was able to get the bottom of the cup fully glazed as it is the underside of the wheels that are unglazed.

The biggest challenges were getting the shape of the cannon right and getting the balance of the cup right. The balance was tricky as it needs to balance on the wheels (they are flat, but carry weight either side) and it also needs to stand upright even with the weight of the wheels on one side. Fortunately, it worked! I put a reasonable thickness into the base of the cup to help with the balance of it.

The photo below was actually taken on a painting my toddler did and I like the way the colours provide a contrast to the gloss black porcelain finish.

Thanks for looking!


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