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I wanted to combine my fun and popular sculpted cats with a very functional porcelain mug design. The cats are made with my classical relief carved method. Each mug is hand finished with glazing techniques I developed to enhance every nuance of the original sculpting. Glazing with this two-color method requires more than twice the time and work of regular glazing methods and results in subtle variations — so no two cups are exactly the same.
Functional quality is a prime concern in the design and production. I sourced premium quality porcelain in order to create a mug with total utilitarian durability. Porcelain clay is the highest temperature type, the purest and the strongest. Porcelain is also the most expensive clay and the most challenging to work with.
The Hang Tag:
Another special step I took with this mug was to create a
hand-stamped hang tag that explains the origins and features of the mug to the person receiving it as a gift. These days we all look for what makes something unique and special, and we want to know the quality materials and country of origin.
The Cat Mug is a Venice Clay product by Gary Steinborn, artist made in the USA, porcelain, lead-free, and dishwasher safe.