New in the shop: Tentacle mugs

By popular demand, last December’s tentacle mugs are now available as a regular item!

Bubbling up from the deep, this tentacle mug is sure to grab your attention. And maybe even your hand!

These mugs are glazed with non-toxic, food-safe glazes, and can be washed with hot soapy water or run through the dishwasher in order to be cleaned. And while I have been known to put my own ceramics in the microwave, I don’t officially recommend it — the rapid change in temperature can cause the glaze to cool more quickly than the ceramic, which retains heat, and so shrinks at a slower rate. This can occasionally call what is called “crazing”. Crazing is when the glaze cools faster than the ceramic piece, making small cracks in the glaze. This can happen immediately or even years later, and personally I’ve seen it happen on many of the commercial mugs I own that I put in the microwave often.

Dimensions are listed below:

Height: 6 inches (including handle loop)
Width: 3 inches at lip of mug
Weight: 13 ounces
Holds Approximately: 13 ounces

HaldeCraft ceramics begin life as slip-cast, hand-built, or wheel-thrown pieces and then are painted and glazed and put out into the world, all by the hands of one person. I learned ceramics like an old-school apprentice, at the feet of my grandmother who had a studio in the 1950s and 1960s, and many of the pieces I make incorporate now-vintage molds that she bought then. My pieces are unique, hand painted, and proudly made in my own home studio with confidence, mindfulness, and joy.

You can grab these mugs here, and no worries if they sell out quickly — I will be making more!

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