Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mie Kongo

Mie Kongo Studio creates hand-made porcelain cups that are lovely and functional. The cup part is designed by Mie Kongo and the handles are vintage molds. An extensive process is used to go from the original and larger vintage piece to the size needed for the cup. Here's a great example...Mie Kongo says, "the cardinal bird was originally about 6" long. The porcelain slip shrinks 16%, and after the process of casting of casting of casting...11 times, it shrunk down to this size." Check out the amazing progression by clicking here. Don't you just love the vintage animals and splash of colors?!

Link - Mie Kongo Studio

10 comments:

christin said...

love the penguincup!!

Ann Marie said...

These are super cute! The owl is my fave of course.

Amanda Nicole said...

Wow, what a process! They are gorgeous.

shi(f)t said...

adorable!

April said...

I love these! Especially the owl.

Lulu said...

wow...these are absolutely darling!

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Melissa Blake said...

those are the cutest cups i've ever seen!!!

Moondoonie said...

there's nothing like coffee out of a pretty little mug. these are awesome!

Karen said...

That penguin one is adorable! It just might be coming home with me...

Jesse Lu said...

I love these!

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