This one off mug has been lovingly hand made in the Adelaide hills. It was first wheel thrown on a electric potters wheel, allowed to dry for a few hours, trimmed and after it had dried enough to maneuver the mug without warping, it was examined for its unique shapes and curves attributed to it via its process of creation.
Once a design was envisioned, it was drawn in blunt pencil so as to not dig marks into the still soft clay. once a design was settled on, it then had hand sgrafitto detail is drawn/etched in and then inlaid with underglaze before sanding and allowing to dry fully. Several days to a week later (or when then next kiln full of work was ready) it was fired for 15 hours and cooled over a further 12hours. It was washed in clean water with a lint free sponge and then hand painted with a minimum of 4 coats of glaze, then fired for an additional 15 hours and cooled for another 12 hours before being prepared for sale and photographed for the artists catalogue. All in, this lady took 2 hours hands on time over 4-6 weeks in creation, with over 48 hours in a kiln to manifest into this snug hand holders mug perfect for that divine cup of self care. <3