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Quite possibly the worlds perfect cup. These "beakers" are reminiscent of apothecaries of colonial vintage, barbershops of yore with bristling rows of clean boar bristle hair brushes, and midnight sips of water stolen on stealthy bare feet along woodstove-warmed wood flooring. Those uses (and infinite others) still apply.
Seriously durable and designed for everyday use, this handle-less beaker is fully finished with an extremely hard, high-gloss clear glaze. The almost luminous soft white color? That's the all-natural hue of the porcelain itself.
About John Julian: Hand thrown, fettled (a word we love-it's when a piece of porcelain is smooth finished by hand using a knife and a sponge before going into the kiln), glazed, and fired at exceptionally high temperatures, John Julian's simple, beautiful porcelain is lovingly made to last in a small workshop in Wiltshire, England. Designed by artist + sculptor Julian Sainsbury, these silhouettes recall the classic elegant-workmanlike shapes that have been gracing English kitchens and tables for hundreds of years. Contrary to popular belief, porcelain is not fussy. Go ahead and put it in the dishwasher. Rejoice!