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Mug w. Pineapples in Ivory


Regular price $78.00
Mug w. Pineapples in Ivory
Mug w. Pineapples in Ivory
Mug w. Pineapples in Ivory
Mug w. Pineapples in Ivory
A Victorian modern mug decorated with rows of whole and halved pineapples circling 'round sure to provide a bit of happiness with your morning coffee or tea. I glazed this cup in a glossy ivory and fun pops of hand-brushed green and yellow detail in the cross-sections of pineapple on each side. The pineapple is a symbol of hospitality, so this cup brings a fruity welcome to your day.

Process:
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.

About:
- 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.

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