Handmade ceramic mug and side plate set with blue and white cow parsley design. Perfect for breakfast tea and toast or afternoon tea and cake! A lovely gift for a birthday, anniversary or wedding present.
My ceramic mugs are made from fine white porcelain clay rolled out flat into slabs. Each mug shape is cut out by hand and formed into the body of the mug. I leave the seam visible where I join the sides of the mug, as part of the design. A circular shape is cut and added for the base and a strip of clay is cut, curved and added for the handle. Each mug has my maker’s mark tile.
Each side plate is made from a rolled slab of clay, with the rims turned on the wheel. Each plate has a shiny transparent glaze with an unglazed flat bottom.
The mugs and plates are high-fired in the kiln to 1000 degrees (the bisque fire) which dries and strengthens them sufficiently for them to be glazed. I use wax and paper resists, slips and underglazes to decorate each mug and plate, before finishing with a clear glaze and firing them again to 1250 degrees.
Each cow parsley mug and plate set is individually crafted so no two are exactly alike. The process of using slabs of clay results in each mug having an irregular shape (rather than perfectly rims), which gives each mug it’s own character and unique personality, which adds to its charm.
This listing is for one ceramic mug and plate. Mugs and plates are available to purchase individually in separate listings.
Handmade in my studio on the south coast of England.