200+ Cups for a wedding

Well, finally getting around to getting this blog updated after many months. The workshop is finished and the kiln is in and getting fired.
I got a large (for me) order to do the presents for a wedding and have been busy with that for the last 5 weeks.
Here are some before/after shots of some of the cups in the kiln before being ground and cleaned. This was the first of 2 firings to get the number of cups needed for the order. I fired too quickly and as a result nearly everything in the top and outside of the setting ran onto the bisquits, requiring lots of grinding. The cool spots didn’t run enough. Ame-yu (brown glaze applied too thickly as well, which exacerbated the rampant runs. Argh!