Sgraffito Butterfly Sunflower Pottery Coffee Mug, Handmade Ceramic Cup, Hand Painted, Earthenware, Black, Yellow, Orange, Teal, Mother’s Day
My handmade butterfly and sunflower pottery mugs are bright and cheerful gifts for coffee and tea lovers. These one-of-a-kind cups are individually handcrafted, hand carved sgraffito textured, and hand painted with glaze. Each is a functional piece of ceramic pottery and makes a beautiful housewarming, birthday, hostess gift, and more!
I sculpted the mugs by hand, using the slab building method. I hand-drew or carved the butterfly and sunflower images, and hand painted each with several layers of underglaze. Once the clay was bone dry, I fired to bisque in my small home studio kiln. Bisque firing takes about 13 hours. Once the bisque firing is complete, the final glaze is hand painted, allowed to dry, and then fired again in the final stage (another 10+ hours).
The photo shows the actual piece you will receive. Expect slight perfect-imperfections, as each piece is 100% made by hand.
In order to prolong the durability, I recommend hand washing with mild detergent. Dishwasher use is not recommended and do not microwave. The glaze is non-toxic and food safe. Ceramics should be handled with care, as they can break, chip, or crack if dropped.
Give as a gift, or bring some original artwork to your own kitchen with a unique and beautiful mug!
Approximate thickness: .25"
Holds approx 14 oz.
Approx 3-5/8" tall and 3.5" diameter