Sunflower Mug: handmade with white stoneware clay, thrown on pottery wheel. Original design painted with underglaze with slip-trailed details.
I get completely lost in the painting and love to make these mugs. I sketch out the design loosely in pencil, then start layering in the petals with underglaze in yellow, orange and brown. Next I slip trail a black outline to add some detail and dimension to each flower. The scratchy orange texture on the base is a nice contrasting pattern. The outside of the mug is dipped in a clear glaze, and the interior is a warm oatmeal glaze which compliments the warm color palette. And because I can't leave any blank surface alone, the bottom of the mug gets another flower:)
This mug is approximately 3.5"diameter x 4"tall and holds 14oz of liquid
Glaze is food safe, ok to use in microwave or dishwasher. But to protect and maintain finish and surface decoration, hand washing is best.
If you are in the Binghamton NY area and would like to arrange a local pickup, please mention that in the messages to seller and I will refund your shipping cost. Thanks!