Spin ceramic mug - China blue
From the amazing Spin Ceramics come these large chunky mugs with their slash effect in the glaze.
As always there's a story behind this effect so get ready -
China Blue porcelain, or Blue-and-White porcelain, is first hand-painted on the white biscuit using a cobalt oxide-based pigment, over-glazed with transparent glaze, and then fired in 1300Cº . Since Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), painted China blue outdid traditional decoration techniques (engraving and printing) and became the most dominating porcelain decoration technique. China Blue is a fine painting pigment with distinctly bright color, stable with kiln temperature and color-fast. Masterpieces of China Blue were largely produced during Ming Dynasty. In Kangxi Era of Qing Dynasty, the painting techniques of China Blue were further advanced. In addition to brighter and shinier blue color, China Blue is layered using different degrees of watered pigments, called Five Shades of China Blue. Since its first appearance, China Blue had become the trademark of Jingdezhen’s porcelain-making, and the symbol of Chinese porcelain in the world.
12cm x 10cm