When I was challenged to make some functional cups a few years ago, and asked to maintain my sculptural style, I kept in mind the boats as a metaphor for life's journey I had already explored.
Each cup is hand built and the waves are shaped around it to form it's personal saucer. It is painted with slips and glazed after the first firing. The glaze is wiped from the high points. This treatment gives the appearance of a rustic and worn surface like that of a found object. The cup is functional.
Approximately 6 inches tall by 5 inches wide and 3 inches deep
Food safe and holds approximately 4 ounces.