Coastal Storm Maiden 2c7


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This one off mug has been lovingly hand made in the Adelaide hills. It was first wheel thrown on a Ward kickwheel, allowed to dry for a few hours, trimmed and had its handle attached. It was then allowed to rest for 4 days in a humidity controlled environment whilst being checked 4 times each day to ensure the handle would not pull itself away from the body as they both dry and shrink. After the handle was secure enough and it was safe to maneuver the mug, it was examined for its unique shapes and curves attributed to it via its process of creation on the kickwheel. Once a design was envisioned, it was drawn in blunt pencil so to not leave marks if design choices did not play out as expected, then hand sgrafitto detail/etching is done of the final design which is then inlaid with underglaze and left to dry overnight. Once dry, it is either sponged back or sanded to expose sharper lines. Several days to a week later, once bone dry (or when then next kiln full of work is ready) it was fired for 12 hours and cooled for 12hours. It was washed in clean water with a lint free sponge, and then hand painted with 4 coats of glaze and fired for an additional 12 hours and cooled for 12 hours before beingĀ  prepared for sale and photographed for the artists cataloge. All in, this lady took 4 hours hands on time and 4-6 weeks in creation, with over 48 hours in a kiln to achieve this pensive, powerful mini mug perfect for that divine cup of self reflective tea. <3

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