Stormware Chemist Cup fits my hand and just feels good. It’s light but not too light. The finish is smooth but not glossy-smooth. The clay is beautiful. It’s just a very well-considered vessel that I use every day, and it reminds me of my far off NC home.
This cup is gorgeous. It’s heavy and appears durable. Nearly perfect. My cup doesn’t look much like the photos — in photos it looks like it has a hint of dark green but is primarily white and glossy. My cup is mostly grey with flecks of white marbled in. Not a total dealbreaker but not what I expected. It is also much wider than I anticipated— not a bad thing but who really goes out and measures the dimensions of a cup? I didn’t. The only true issue I have with this cup is the reason I bought it — the handless design. Aesthetically it is gorgeous. It’s sleek and looks like art sitting on its own. This is where the pain comes in. You have to let it sit because the ceramic isn’t forgiving — hot drinks get really hot! You have to grab the cup by the body and there’s no insulation so you either have to hold a very very hot cup or let it sit until it isn’t as hot to enjoy your drink. Overall: great looking piece, durable, and love the HAAND stamp on the bottom. It’s a unique cup that does that it does that maybe people wouldn’t think of immediately. I assumed there would be insulation of some kind given the design but then again, that changes the aesthetic of the cup. Can’t win them all! Would be solved if I didn’t use the cup for warm drinks.