Create at least 2 functional cups with at least one other complimentary form. These objects will comprise a thematic group.
Some students choose to interpret this assignment with very elaborate compositions; other students focus on more understated form and surface. Function and attention to detail (craftsmanship) are always the main goals. The variety of outcomes contribute to an interesting discussion on the concept and challenges of making (and using) utilitarian forms.
Here are multiple views of a 'phone' cup set that was designed specifically for tea. This project was an exceptional and very creative response to the assignment. The 'receiver' is used to strain tea when hot water is poured into the cups. The 'cords' are used as stir sticks. Each cup can be lifted from the stand. This set was fired to cone 6 in oxidation (electric kiln).