This piece is thrown from three 5 pound lumps. It was my first experiment with accelerating the footage. It is a steady 4-times the actual speed, throughout. I like the way you can see the piece evolve, like a flower opening in time-lapse. And Django Reinhardt, too.
I make sake sets a couple of times per year, but I make sake cups continuously. When someone orders a full set, I often custom design the cup and pitcher volumes, and the number of cups. The cups are far more popular than the full sets.
The big steins are the most popular pieces on which I apply the dragons. I modeled my dragon image to reflect Asian and European traditions.
This "Ginger jar" shape seems pretty traditional, to me. Any glaze effect looks great on it.