Yes, this is a test cup...I'll say that 1st. After watching my fair share of Simon Leach videos, it's still always refreshing to see that no matter how long you have been working on the pottery wheel, each throwing experience is different. This cup was a nice cup...and I guess it still is, but the end result I'm not sure I've formed an opinion on yet. Glaze may make it amazing (at least that is my hope!) Regardless...it's ALWAYS fun to try new things!!!