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 a handle created to suit it’s quirkiness, had it attached, then allowed to rest for 4 days in a humidity controlled environment whilst being checked regularly each day to ensure the handle remains attached and does not pull itself away from the body as both pieces dried and shrank. After the handle was secure enough to maneuver the mug without warping, 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, followed by hand sgrafitto details drawn/etched in and then inlaid with underglaze before sanding and allowing to dry fully. Several days to a week later, once bone dry (or when then next kiln full of work was ready) it was fired for 12 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 dude took 4 hours hands on time over 4-6 weeks in creation, with over 48 hours in a kiln to manifest into this quirky and serene mug perfect for that divine cup of self reflective tea. <3