To begin this project I thought about which material I wanted to use. I wanted something that gave me a lot room for creativity and didn’t push me into a certain style. I also thought about what functionality do I want to get out of this project and not make something that has no purpose outside of class. I came to using wood because I felt it gave me that creative space that I wanted. With what I wanted to make I wanted it to first, be unconventional and second, be useful for me. That’s when I started thinking about designing a wooden cup, but just any cup, a cup with a functional design. Big enough to be close to a beer stein but modeled differently. So currently I am planning to carve a skull into the cup to where you use the eyes and the nose to get a firm grip on it. I am still in the process of fully solidifying how I want the orientation, the rim, and the inside of the cup to look. I was able to obtain a nice enough piece of wood from my boss at work. After explaining what I was planning to do she told me that they had wood left over from a tree that was cut down in their neighborhood and that should we see about acquiring a piece that would fulfill my needs for the cup. Now I just need to shape the wood, clean it, and possibly fill in the cracks with a mold to have a nice effect on the finish product.