- Anthropocene Mug with Blooming Cacti 2. 15 ounces.
Anthropocene Mug with Blooming Cacti 2. 15 ounces.
Inspired by geological time and finding fossils while out hiking in the desert, this mug imagines a canyon wall in a very, very distant future marking our current geological age. Made to resemble desert rocks, mimicking the structure and surface of a canyon wall, capturing its solidity and fragility. It feels like a rock but has been sanded so that it is also smooth in the right spots.
I sculpted a cracking and fragmented facade with loose rocks, and blooming cacti precariously perched in tiny pockets of soil (or in this case a fossilized skull). The handle was carved to offer a comfortable grip.
Made with stoneware clay and high fired to 2345 degrees fahrenheit (cone ten). The interior is glazed in a speckled warm grey with a green tone. The mostly raw clay exterior is punctuated with a vibrant glazes.
Hand washing is recommended, although occasional dishwasher cleaning is fine.