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Porcelain Mug--Black-necked Stilt and Beach

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This elegant porcelain mug shows two Black-necked Stilts, one on each side, facing each other, and carved into the clay. The birds are glazed with black and white glazes, with a red underglaze on the legs. The water, handle, and interior are glazed in shiny Blue Wheat, the white waves and beach left unglazed. Blue Wheat is a striking glaze, full of complex swirls and speckles, the overall color similar to a medium shade of denim blue jeans. I love the way the rim comes out a light buffy color, contrasting with the blue and defining the rim of the mug.

The piece was thrown on a potter's wheel in porcelain, carved when leather hard, and a simple handle added, wide enough to accommodate 3 or 4 fingers, depending on the size of your hand. It is comfortably light in feel, but still with enough substance for durability.

This rather tall mug comfortably holds 10 fluid ounces (US), a bit more if filled to the rim. Dimensions are 4 1/4" tall, and 3 13/16" at the rim.

This is Cone 10, high fire porcelain.

I have included several photos, with closeups intended to show the raised, carved surfaces.

If you are close to western PA, I may be able to offer a shipping discount, to be refunded after this item is shipped. Shipping includes insurance.

Hand washing is safest, but this cup should do fine in the dishwasher and microwave.
Kristin Williams

Porcelain Mug--Black-necked Stilt and Beach


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: food safe glazes, porcelain
  • Ships worldwide from Pennsylvania, United States
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