Cacao Mug (Teal) - Chocolate Brown Clay - 16 oz.

Cacao Mug (Teal) - Chocolate Brown Clay - 16 oz.

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4" tall x 4" diameter (5.5"-6" @handle) - holds 16 ounces each. On chocolate-brown stoneware.

Footed-bottomed mug in dark stoneware with teal straffigo patterned cacao designs. Cacao is the pod of several varieties of plants from which cocoa beans are fermented to become chocolate. Perfect for an everyday hot beverage or an icy cold one!

My handmade pottery items are made individually when I "throw" clay on the potter's wheel to shape the basic form. Sometimes I literally throw it onto the wheel head to get it to stick well, but the process in-general is called "throwing". They are turned over, re-centered, and trimmed when the clay has been allowed to dry slightly. Sometimes I also start with slabs of clay that are then hand-built into their shapes vs. on the wheel. Handles and other clay additions are then added and the piece is allowed to dry very slowly to prevent warping or cracking. When the piece is completely bone dry it is fired in a kiln (think big clay oven) to a temperature of just over 1800 degrees F. After this first firing, the piece is then decorated with glazes that a much like a slurry of powdered glass in water and often do not look anything like their finished colors. When the glaze is dry, each piece is carefully loaded back into the kiln to be fired again to a temperature just over 2200 degrees F. This work is considered "mid-range" temperature pottery fired to Cone 6-7 upon completion. 

These items are one-of-a-kind, handmade items and should be hand-washed or top-rack dishwasher washed. They are microwave friendly; however care must be used to ensure you do not overheat them.

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