This beautiful hand thrown mug is made from dark red ceramic clay and hand designed with a special slip trailing technique. It is glazed in an aqua turquoise mist color. The texture beautifully breaks through the glaze to reveal the design. Mug holds 12 oz. or more. I use lead-free glazes and high fire for durability in my kiln.
The mugs are made one at a time on my wheel so each piece has its own unique handmade character and may have slightly different color variations, sizes and shapes. All my dishes are food, dishwasher and microwave safe.
Latte not included.
Each piece is signed & dated.
This listing is for one (1) mug. READY TO SHIP
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***HOW CERAMICS ARE MADE***
1. CLAY BODY IS FORMED
A potter can form his product in many ways. Two main ways are wheel throwing or hand building.
2. DRYING – 7-10 days. Clay must be left to completely dry before going into the kiln. If there is moisture left in the clay it may explode in the kiln. The clay shrinks as it dries.
3. SANDING – final finishing touches before firing
4. BISQUE FIRING- 24 hours. Ceramic pottery pieces are put in the kiln for the 1st firing. This is when the clay is turned into a stone. The kiln takes between 6-8 hours to reach about 1900 degrees. It takes about 12 hours to cool.
5. GLAZING – Glaze can be applied in many ways, poured on, sponged on, painted on, dipped, and sprayed.
6. FIRING- 24 hours. The pottery pieces go in the kiln for their last firing. This time the kiln temperature reaches about 2200 degrees. The glaze turns into a glass like coating and becomes one with the ceramic piece.
WRAPPING - Each item is carefully packaged in a Back Bay Pottery Signature gift box & a pretty string. Ready for gift giving to yourself or someone you love.
INSURANCE & DELIVERY CONFIRMATION is included in shipping price.
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