A wood fired mug that has been colored by flames and glazed by the ash in the fire. It was fired in an anagama (Japanese for "cave kiln") stoked with wood every few minutes non-stop for five days.
The stoneware clay used to make this cup has been formulated to take the heat of a cone 13 (approx. 2450 degrees F.) wood-firing. It is vitrified so it would not leak even without a glaze. The ash glaze in the cup is a nice mottled yellow-green with lots of depth and variation. The color and glaze on the outside is from the the fire. In places the glaze on the lip runs down the side of the cup, creating a nice contrast between the yellow-green glaze and the syrupy gold-tan glaze from the wood ash. The gestural shape makes it almost look like it is still spinning on the wheel.
About 3 1/3 inches high and about 4 1/2 inches wide. Holds almost 2 cups.
Food-safe. Okay in microwave and dishwasher.
If you buy more than one item the shipping may be more than it should be. If it is I will combine the shipping and refund the overcharge. If you want an estimate of the actual shipping before buying contact me.
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Orders are very carefully packed and shipped the next business day. In the states I ship Priority Mail, Parcel Select, Priority Mail Express, or UPS.
I ship Internationally to many countries. I do not ship to some countries where I've had problems with delivery, customs, or insurance, or other retailers have reported problems with lost shipments (such as Italy, Russia, and Brazil). Internationally I ship Priority Mail International and Priority Mail Express International.
In order to pack pots to prevent the Post Office and UPS from damaging them, they have to be very carefully packed with a lot of packing material, so shipping is expensive, especially internationally.
If you buy multiple items the shipping charge may be considerably more than the actual cost. If it is I will send you a refund for the overcharge. If you are buying multiple items and think the shipping charge is too much, let me know, but keep in mind that shipping pottery is very expensive because of the weight of fired clay and its fragility.
The closer you live to Georgia, the cheaper the shipping.
Customer Satisfaction Guarantee: If, for any reason, you are not happy with your purchase, return the pottery (undamaged, carefully packed and insured) within 10 days of receipt for a full refund of the purchase price. Shipping is not refunded.
Shipping both ways is refunded if the problem is caused by a mistake on my part or a defect in the pottery. Again, it must be returned within 10 days of receipt (You have 10 days to ship it back. It may take 15 or so days for us to receive it.)
If the pottery arrives damaged due to shipping, put the pottery back in the box packed the way it was before you opened it and contact me so that I can file a claim with the USPS or UPS.
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