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Drool Cup
Slip-cast porcelain and glaze 3” X 4” X 4” 2010 Drool...
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Drool Cup
Slip-cast porcelain and glaze 3” X 4” X 4” 2010 Drool...

Drool cup is a digitally designed, slip-cast porcelain cup designed so that the saucer below the cup is separated into two parts: rim and coaster. The rim of the saucer has been reattached near the lip of the cup and a small hole has been cut right where the two meet. The saucer rim can be placed underneath the bottom lip of the drinker or can be the place where hot beverages spread over a cool surface before reaching the lip of the user. The saucer interests me as an insulating tool for catching spills and messy mistakes. It is designed to catch extra drool, spittle, and backwash, and return it to the drink through the peripheral vision of the user. The cup has a rounded bottom with a nipple that is designed to spill unless returned to the matching curve of the coaster. It is predicated on humorous deconstruction of the notion that good design predicts a matching etiquette and correctively leads to a better life.