Southern Ice porcelain
Aurora is a series of vessels made of translucent Southern Ice porcelain. The cups are thrown very finely and fired to 1280° centigrade in oxidation. The exterior surface of the vessels is unglazed and the porcelain is hand polished giving a very smooth, tactile quality.
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The glaze is a satin matte crystalline glaze pooling in the base to a black glass fringed with blue and violet crystals. The walls are a pale turquoise with a subtle sparkling silver sheen and violet and azure crystals.