Cup #213

Medieval Europe: A Short History, by C. Warren Hollister. I’ve had it wrapped in plastic for daaaaaaays, waiting for the chance to carve it. I think it may be the most complicated thing I’ve ever made. It was the textbook for my very first Medieval Studies course at university. Just over a decade ago.

Cream stoneware with black underglaze and sgraffito rose vines. All the roses are at different stages, from bud to flower to rosehip. The plan is to brush some cobalt stain over the parts that are bare clay, and leave the outside unglazed. So you’ll get a nice texture contrast between the glossy black underglaze and the design.

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