First the cups are thrown on small square bats to a gauge. The bats allow me to leave them on bats but not take up alot of space. The gauge alows me to throw them all to pretty much the same size.
when the cups are soft leather hard (next day) they are paddled with a textured paddle to a pentagonal shape. They are then stamped with various small stamps on each face. Then they are turned over and allowed to dry to leather hard before trimming.
Not all of them make the cut!
Once leather hard they are trimmed and allowed to dry the rest of the way
Keep an eye out for the completion of these cups. I will post my glazing process and then a picture of the fineshed set!