Metallic Black 12 oz Lake Superior mug
These mugs are glazed with a locally found iron rich mud. They have turned out more textured than previous versions using this glaze, but so silvery! Very eye catching!
Dimensions: Height 13 cm Diameter 10 cm (5"x 3")
Description: Ceramic wheel thrown mug made with white stoneware clay and glazed with our Sir James Dunn metallic black glaze. The interior is lined with a clear glaze.
Important: this is a handmade item. Dimensions can vary slightly. Each piece is special and unique.
It is made with lead-free, food safe glaze and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
Each mug is carefully created on the wheel. I trim the mug to give it a better finish and create a bottom rim. Every mug goes through two firings in my kiln. The first firing is called a bisque fire: the pottery is cooked, but it is still porous to absorb glaze. After this fire, I glaze the mug and load the kiln for the next fire. For this fire the temperature is higher, 2232° F. It brings resistance and turns it into a non-absorbent item. Once cooled, the bottom is sanded for a smooth finish.