Unique wheel-thrown stoneware mug with a handpainted cat.
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).
Wedging is the process of mixing the clay by hand by rotating and pressing a clay ball on a table. The purpose is to thoroughly homogenize the clay and to remove all air bubbles. This is particularly important, as the presence of air bubbles in the clay will result in explosions in the kiln as the air pockets expand and burst. The pot is ruined, as is any other pot near it in the kiln. One knows if there is air in their clay if they see holes, like in Swiss cheese, when they slice through the clay with a wire.
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