Painted Lady Pottery + Salinity Seafood
Made in collaboration with eatsalinity.com
Have you ever seen a geoduck? "gooey-duck"
They are giant, mud-burrowing bivalve mollusks occurring on the west coast of North America.
I couldn't help but try and capture their unique beauty? in clay. The result are these one-of-a-kind, Painted Lady Pottery exclusive geoduck mugs.
These stoneware mugs are not small, they hold about 16 oz. The handle is the geoduck's siphon (but boy, doesn't it look like something else?!) and it is okay if it makes you giggle a little. The sand texture on the mug and creamy white interior makes for a surprisingly functional piece.
MATERIALS & PROCESS
~Each of these handmade, ceramic mugs started as a soft lump of clay. They were thrown on a potter's wheel, and a shell is added molded from an actual shell. The hand-pulled handle is attached and the mug is then kiln-fired. Glaze is applied and the pieces are kiln-fired again, reaching up to 2300° F.
~Because each mug is handmade, each is unique and celebrates the beauty of the earth from which it was formed. No two are alike! The little individualities and quirks are what makes it special, just like geoducks themselves.