These gorgeous mugs are handmade from Ae Ceramics in Boothbay Maine. Artist Alison explains: "Our process begins...with raw clay. We use a porcelain stoneware – grey in raw form, but cream colored after its final firing. The mugs and round Hugo’s plates are thrown on the wheel. All other pieces are made in a mold. We have three different mold techniques – the RAM press, slump molds, and slip casting. Next, each piece is then hand glazed, each with a consistent pattern and method to enhance uniformity. Because bisque-ware is porous it absorbs the glaze, leaving a powdery surface of mixed metals, glass and clay particles behind. This combination of materials is called glaze and melts into the body of the clay when fired in the kiln. The interior of our pieces (except Porcelain White and Slate) are hand painted with a crystalline glaze. Due to the fickle nature of crystalline glazes, each piece comes out unique. During their final glaze fire the pieces are brought up to around 2300°F, where the glaze gets hot enough to essentially melt, forming a glasslike surface. Once cool, we remove the pottery, and grind the bottoms to flatten any irregularities,"
Although meant for the kitchen, we thought this piece would be a great shaving mug for our BEER Shaving soap! We even have a horsehair brush to match.
Please note: If you are interested in these for kitchen use-coffee, soup, chowder, chili- contact is for discounts on a sets of 4, 6 or 8.
Dimensions: 4” x 4" x 3”