Petr, I have been thinking abour your reply on Fair Cups for the last few days.
I have not seen any Fair Cups in your gallery, or in Photobucket, or your Tea Chat topic that come close to what I had in mind. However I do love lots of your finishes and would love to have a Fair Cup in one or more of them.
The Fair cups that I currently have come in these shapes (all between 120ml and 200ml) :-
I prefer it when the interior is a pale colour, to get an idea of the strength of the tea before I complete pouring from the teapot.
But would be interested in something a little taller and narrower to reduce the surface area at the top
such as this one I found on the web
I also sometimes use this Gaibei
but prefer it with jug or teapot style handle, thus I sometimes use a small teapot such as this 200ml glass teapot
In fact a jug is not to dissimilar to a teapot, without the lid, the top half of the spout removed, and the top lip of the teapot extended up slightly and flared out a little perhaps
I love the shape and colouring of your Sumo teapot, but it is too large for the purpose I have in mind - would it be possible to make a smaller version without lid, with a jug spout rather than a teapot spout and slight modifications to the top? In sizes such as 170 ml, 220 ml and 270 ml
I also love the shape and colouring of your Tree Bark pot, could it be turned into a Fair cup of 120ml , 180ml and 240 ml
I also like the TreeBark and Snakeskin Cups but could they also be made with the same exterior but with a whitish or very pale blue/green/yellow interior (yellow salt, prairie hay . . . ) and also in different sizes such as 50ml and 75ml
My current favourite cup for dinking YanCha is a fairly chunky Borneol holds only 50ml but weighs in at 116gm. The shape reminds me of a flower with slight indentations as if it was where the petals meet. These indentations make it a comfortable firm fit in my hand as well as looking attractive.
I don't know if you could make a cup in this style of 40ml, 50ml, 60ml or 70ml - fairly weighty, with a pale interior and any external finish such as Snakeskin, TreeBark,
- mmmn - a few ideas to throw at you