ahmedabad/platinum water cup/platinum water cup

the platinum water cup reflects on the indian custom of drinking in turn
from communal cups without the lips touching the rim,
by way of pouring a stream of liquid into the mouth.
this is done for reasons of purity related to caste, not hygiene.
nowadays a stainless steel cup is often used in public places.
I chose a platinum finish for my water cup, not only because of its
resemblance to stainless steel, but also because not touching it,
in this case means disctancing oneself from something precious.
the customer, who is himself a designer,
observed that it is a ceramic cup pretending to be metal
and warned me that in design, one must be "mindful of the pitfalls"

a wheel thrown cup made from austrian stoneware clay.
on top of a glaze made from reed ash, iron ore and various
other metallic oxides, a platinum overglaze has been applied
over the entire surface of the piece