By Stephen Foster
First a cup is made for the two exterior colours, with one colour on the inside of the cup and one on the outside, this is then kept at 540°C.
The main body is then made with a colour on the inside (inside case ) this is then run into the cup, which is then blown to the desired shape, but is annealed with out opening the top.
Once the surface decoration as been designed and placed on to the surface of the blank, the piece is sand blasted until the excess colour is removed. Greater detail is then hand carved.
Once the surface decoration is complete the piece is slowly heated over night (to avoid cracking) up to 540° C where it is picked back up on to a blowing iron and polished in the glory hole. Then punted and the top shaped.
18cm x 12cm