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J.R.R. Tolkien "Not all those who wander are lost." Literary Quote Mug - Glazed, flared clay goblet - Cream and blue with trees

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"Not all those who wander are lost." -J.R.R. Tolkien

This line, taken from Tolkien's famous "All that is gold does not glitter" poem in The Lord of the Rings, has become a sort of rallying standard for travelers and wanderers around the globe. For anyone with wanderlust, or for those who have traveled far from home, this mug will declare that often the winding, rambling road is the one taken with the most specific intent.

I used a truly unique, hand-thrown mug for this quote. It has a subtle pedestal base, and widens dramatically toward the lip, its ribbed surface glazed with streaks of cream and periwinkle blue. Across the top I painted a line of colorful trees, perfect for recalling mountain trails and sunlit forests.

Go on, then. Wander.

All my work is done with heat-set ceramic paint, and is dishwasher and microwave safe. I would recommend against scrubbing the art with harsh abrasives, however.

Frequently asked questions about OpheliasGypsyCaravan

All my pieces are scavenged from various stores, and I hand paint each one, so the short answer is 'no.' But if you'd like a reproduction of a past design on a different mug, I can absolutely do that. Please read my custom mug listings to see which one fits your needs: https://www.etsy.com/listing/109863641/simple-custom-mug-you-choose-the-quote?ref=shop_home_feat_2 ; https://www.etsy.com/listing/90199344/complex-custom-mug-you-choose-the-quote?ref=shop_home_active_5
That all depends on what I can find locally. Like sold mugs, I can't often (if ever) reproduce an exact duplicate of a sold item, but sometimes I can find similar pieces to paint the same way. These sorts of custom projects usually take a long time, mostly because the actual finding of the pieces is a long and involved process, but if you're willing to wait a bit, please get in touch and we'll chat about options!
Usually, when I post a large collection of mugs, I do it all at once, and alert my Facebook followers and mailing list of their availability. Since time tends to be of the essence in those situations, I don't measure each cup's liquid volume, because that takes a lot of time. But if you'd like to know the size of any given mug, feel free to message me! In general, mugs I classify as "Small" tend to be 6-10 ounces, "Medium," 10-12 ounces, "Large," 14-16 ounces, and "Extra Large," 18 ounces and up.
Absolutely! I have many custom options in my shop, from simple, black-text only mugs, to intricate, complex artwork and mug specifications, to bowls and decorative platters. They can all be found in the MISCELLANY section of my shop. (Please read the descriptions on the listings before you place your order.)
This question is one I still cannot satisfactorily answer, even after eight years of experience with these paints. The paint brand, Pebeo, claims that they are dishwasher safe, which is true in some respects. I have some mugs that I have been washing in the dishwasher for years, that are still mostly just fine. And yet, I think the dishwasher in question and the mug itself both impact how well the paint will stand up to that sort of washing. (In some cases, I think the detergent coats the paint over time, and even preserves it.)

On the other hand, I have seen mugs whose owners only hand-wash sustain significant damage from scrubbing. If you want to hand wash, take care to scrub ONLY the inside of the mug, and never the artwork itself.
Unfortunately, my mugs are not really wholesale material. They take me so long to paint that I really must ask the full price I charge for them, and can't discount for the sake of wholesale.

J.R.R. Tolkien "Not all those who wander are lost." Literary Quote Mug - Glazed, flared clay goblet - Cream and blue with trees

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