Wheel thrown coffee 8 oz. cup, coated in an elegant black glossy food safe glaze. These cups are made from a stoneware that gives an earthy look and feel when you touch them. It is fired to cone 10 in a gas reduction kiln that I built in my studio. Gas kilns eject a real flame, so I need to sit next to the kiln for 14 hours to adjust the temperature along the way. Playing with fire is pretty much an essential part of the process.