Monday, May 21, 2012


Mass produced cups that are sold for very little, have their place, but they lack the beauty and personality of a handmade cup. I love it when I fall in love with a cup. The experience is a definite a "must have it". And the cups become very dear friends. Let me introduce you to some of them:
I treasure these Angel cups (Gunilla Lundberg from Gothenburg)
Perfect for a very special cappuccino. 
These cups are little masterpieces (recent acquisition) By Yumi Kato of Gothenburg)
I have always loved the Arabia Ruska cups (1950's) They are machine made, but the glaze was hand applied and very tricky to get just right.
Many cups had to be destroyed in the manufacturings process.
This and the cup below are really BIG cups, The California potter Randy Schneider, made them with his father's big hands in mind. The handles are enormous.
Talk about cups with personality!

Nice faces painted by Angela Dougall in London. 
These are the most beautifully designed and "hand-and-lip-friendly" cups I have come across.  The glaze is  wonderfully matt and the cups sits perfectly/blissfully in your hand. Of course, one never finds cups like these again.
They do not hold a large cup of tea, so a nice strong coffee is just dandy for them.
These cups are absolute favorites. Each cup has a different design that reminds of the primitive floral design (kurbits) in my Swedish Folk Art Paintings.

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