Inspired by a Martian Skull Mug seen on an animated scifi show of the misadventures of a hapless pizza delivery guy transported into the future, this mug is handmade (no molds used) from stoneware clay and is food safe, dishwasher safe, and microwave safe, all with care.
Please allow 3 weeks for shipping date.
Each of these individually formed mugs takes about three hours from slab of clay to finished work of art.
Once it has been created, your mug is allowed to dry for 7-9 days before it is then finely sanded and cleaned.
It is then ready for a bisque firing. This process changes clay to ceramic. Firing is a 24 hour cycle, and when completed, the mug is ready to be glazed.
These mugs are hand painted and can take over an hour to glaze.
The mug then is ready for another higher temperature firing, followed by an inspection for any glazing flaws.
Now it is ready to be packed for its journey to you.
The kiln must be filled for maximum heat flow, and hence the reason for the time passage. The majority of my work is hand built and, though I work in the studio six full days a week, it can take a week or two to fill one of the kilns. This is why it can take so long to finish one of these special mugs.
I appreciate your patience and will try to keep you posted on its progress.
It is 4" tall (handle is 4.25") about 6 inches wide with handle, and holds almost 3 cups of liquid.