Painted Lady Pottery + Salinity Seafood
Made in collaboration with salinityseafood.com
Oysters are rough and craggily on the outside of the shell, but the smooth, coolness of the shell's interior is just magical.
I set out to capture the beauty of the oyster in a clay mug. The rough and bumpy shell is paired with a tiny glimpse of the smooth underside of smaller, baby oysters balancing on the mug's handle.
The sand texture on the mug exterior 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 oysters themselves.
THESE STONEWARE MUGS ARE MICROWAVE & DISHWASHER SAFE