Nicole Aquillano

Thousand Islands Bridge Whiskey Cup


This whiskey cup depicts a view of Thousand Islands Bridge as you drive under it by boat, an iconic symbol of of the St. Lawrence River. Each unique cup is handmade by ceramicist Nicole Aquillano in her Massachusetts studio. Nicole took an unconventional path to become a full time studio potter. After pursuing a career in civil engineering, she left to follow her passion and earned her MFA in ceramics from RISD (Rhode Island School of Design).

Nicole etches each image into porcelain clay with a knife and inlays a bluish/black underglaze. The high temperature of the kiln combined with a clear glaze overlay slightly blurs the drawing, much like a faded memory. 

Each whiskey cup measures approximately 1 3/4 inches in diameter by 2 inches tall and is dishwasher safe. 


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