Our Noir edition Stoneware sipping cups are meticulously crafted by hand to authenticate your tequila game. Available individually, set of 2, set of 4, or set of 6. The Noir Edition stoneware has a dark graphite shade created by the specific compound of natural/raw clay and firing process. Thoughtfully designed for sipping with style and grace. Vessels that are expertly crafted to gaze upon and grasp as you enjoy your preferred beverage in style. Individual shooters are intricately free-hand painted in the elevated Azules patterns. Artisanal sophistication quality made for cold or hot beverages while celebrating amongst friends and family.
Shop our Stoneware Decanters in matching Noir finish and Azules pattern.
Dimensions | Capacity | Specifications
- Measurements 2.5”in tall x 2.5”diameter(2"diameter at base)
- 6.35cm tall x 6.35cm diameter (5cm at base)
- Capacity: 100mL / 3.5oz / .42 cup
- Weight: .5Lbs per shooter / .23kg *empty.
✱ Handling and care recommendations: We suggest hand washing stoneware for the main purpose to reduce likelihood of damage to vessel caused during loading / unloading, or from load shifting during cycle run.
Stoneware shooters are dishwasher safe, top shelf dry on low heat setting.
Creative Utility of Stoneware.
The stoneware's conductive properties help retain the temperature of preferred beverage. A wonderful function in serving hot beverages like tea or coffee and the cold beverages like beer, juice, cocktails, etc. The most durable form of earthenware pottery, stoneware's high-fire curing process provides a dense, non-porous composition allowing it to be resistant to liquid and resilient over time. A perfect union of artistry and utility, each vessel requires a team of master ceramicists and skilled artisan painters to create.
The Design Aesthetics of a Quality-Made Stoneware Vessel.
The shape of these vessels is equal parts elegance and utility. One side features 3 concave grooves while the opposite side has a single groove allowing for a natural and convenient grip. The intricately free hand-painted design in the white/blue Azules elevated pattern covers 3/4 of the outer surface. The rim is finished with glassy glaze that also covers the interior.
Stoneware's conductive properties help retain heat, allowing it to function wonderfully in serving hot beverages such as tea and coffee. The most durable form of earthenware pottery, stoneware's high-fire curing process provides a dense, non-porous composition allowing it to be resistant to liquid and resilient over time. A perfect union of artistry and utility, each vessel requires a team of master ceramicists and skilled artisan painters to create.
Our Artisan Process in creating quality Stoneware.
Vessels With Utility and Artistry Crafted Through a Combination of Skilled Ceramic-Working and Technical Relief-Painting
The perfect natural clay composition stoneware is known for its ability to handle high heat, non-toxic natural clay, steadfast weight, and long-lasting durability. These are just a few of the qualities to expect from a quality vessel.
Each stoneware shooter is twice baked in a high-fire kiln at temperatures reaching 1700˚F. This first bake transforms raw clay down to a molecular level. The high heat and curing process forces out tiny air pockets condensing the material so that it is literally as hard as a rock, hence the name "stoneware." The baked stoneware has a wonderful natural vanilla color with a soft matte finish.
The Textures of Relief Painting
Skilled hands apply the Azules patterns and detailed artwork, a process that ensures the patterns and artwork on each piece are never identical. This innovative artisan technique is called "relíeve" meaning "relief." The technique requires skilled artisans to apply layers of natural lead-free paint by hand to the surface. During the 2nd bake, this relief painting technique literally raises the painted pattern providing a glossy texture just to the painted areas, a beautiful contrast to the surface of the stoneware.