Lithified Desert Mug 2. Turquoise Sky. 11 ounces.
This mug was made to resemble my previous Lithified Canyon mugs, but with more sky revealed in this version.
The rocky foundation was applied to the exterior of a wheel thrown mug and allowed to begin cracking, guiding where I sculpted and carved the fragmented facade. Embellished with cacti that are perched in tiny pockets of soil. Each handle is individually carved to offer a comfortable grip.
Made with porcelain clay and high fired to 2345 degrees fahrenheit (cone ten). The interior is glazed in a satin white. The exterior "sky" is glazed in a turquoise blue.
Hand washing is recommended, although occasional dishwasher cleaning is fine.