Tender’s barrel beakers are hand thrown in England from natural red clay dug in England. They are slipped with natural white English clay, and left unslipped and unglazed on the base, to reveal the original character of the mud. The white slip is with coloured salts.
Throwing pots by hand involves drawing the desired form up from a single solid spinning lump of clay. Tender’s Master Potter works the clay directly with his bare hands, so each piece is unique and bears the marks of his fingers and thumbs. The barrel shape of these beakers makes them especially satisfying to hold, and warm your hands around. They also work well for cold drinks.
Please bear in mind that this hand-made pottery should be washed by hand, and is not suitable for microwaves, ovens, or dishwashers.