Mug w. Monarch butterflies in Frost
A Victorian modern mug with Monarch butterflies! I glazed this porcelain cup in a satin light turquoise with a glossy interior. This is about the celebration of summer and to the Monarch as an important pollinator in our ecosystem. Enjoy your beverage with thoughts of warm weather year-round in this sophisticated, yet delightful handmade cup.
I throw this form on the potter’s wheel and then use a stamp I design and make to impress and alter the surface of the cup. My fingerprint is on the other side of each one of the imprints. The undulation from the stamping and textural relief creates a wonderfully soft and tactile surface with each sip.
The handles I make (two pieces) are hand-pulled and built for comfort, durability, AND elegance. I also decorate the top quarter of the cup (and often areas within the stamp itself) with slip-trailing --the clay version of cake decorating. No molds are used. Every cup is handmade by me alone, and is wheel-thrown, stamped, altered, trimmed, built, slip-trailed, multi-glazed, and fired twice for your using pleasure.
-Please note there is a small iron dot beauty mark on the interior rim (visible in the first image), which is the nature of working with a natural material.
- Approx. 4" h x 6" l x 4 1/2" d; holds 12 oz.
- The clay and glazes are lead-free and food safe.
- My work is both elegant AND intended for your use and enjoyment. While very durable, microwavable, and dishwasher safe, handmade pottery can need (and happily, deserves) a little more love to prolong its life than contemporary manufactured ware: Because of the abrasive nature of dishwashing detergent, which could eventually dull the surface over time, hand washing is not necessary, but recommended. Do not pour boiling, stovetop water directly into handmade ware. “Pre-warming” your cup by swirling warm/hot tap water prior to pouring your fave hot beverage is recommended.