Unique wheel-thrown stoneware mug with a handpainted sailor. The item has a collector's value.
The drawing is painted by hand and will not be duplicated on another mug which makes this a unique artwork resembling a book illustration.
The handle is very comfortable to hold.
Capacity - 400 ml/ 13 oz.
Height - 14 cm / 5.4 inches, and diameter at the top - 12 cm / 4.6 inches. Diameter at the bottom - 7 cm / 2.7 inches
Food-safe, microwave-safe, dishwasher-safe.
Stoneware is a nonporous, nontranslucent pottery, that is fired at a high temperature. It is hard enough to resist scratching but differs from porcelain because it is more opaque.
In DankoHandmade we fire stoneware pottery twice to produce a better-quality glaze finish. Bisque firing is around 900 °C, and glost firing (the firing used to form the glaze over the ware) - 1200 °C. Water absorption of stoneware products is less than 1 percent, which makes them safe to use in a dishwasher even with intensive programs.
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Pottery and ceramics have been an important part of human culture for thousands of years. From prehistoric storage jars to tiles on space shuttles, pottery and ceramics have played a key role in innumerable human endeavors.
(Explore our shop for more information about the process of making ceramics).
Firing clay transforms it from its humble, soft beginnings into a new substance, ceramics. Ceramics are tough, strong, and very similar in some ways to stone. Pieces of pottery have survived for thousands of years, all due to clay that met fire.
Firing is the process of bringing clay and glazes up to a high temperature. The final aim is to heat the object to the point that the clay and glazes are “mature” – that is, that they have reached their optimal level of melting. (Pots and other clay objects won’t look melted; their melting is on the molecular level.)
Bisque firing is the first time the pots go through high-temperature heating. It is done in order to vitrify the clay pots enough that they won’t be harmed when glazes are applied, but not vitrified to such an extent that the glaze won’t adhere correctly.
Once glazes have been applied to the bisque ware and have had a chance to dry, the ware is carefully loaded into the kiln for the glaze firing. Pots cannot be allowed to touch at all, or the glazes will melt together, welding the pots together.
The kiln is heated slowly to the proper temperature to bring the clay and glazes to maturity, and then slowly cooled again. Only after the kiln has cooled will it be opened and unloaded.
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