SECONDS Shortie Mug - Birch Bark - hand built pottery mug

Sale price $28.00 Regular price $44.00

PLEASE NOTE: THIS MUG IS A "SECONDS". All seconds mugs have a slight flaw that does not interfere with their function. The photo of the flaw is in the 2nd photo as clearly as I can capture it, and will be described below. As SECONDS, these are reduced in cost by 10-50%.   You can see the reduction by comparing to the "compare at" box, which lists the original price. By purchasing this mug, you are acknowledging that you are aware of the flaw and accept the price accordingly. 

Flaw:  This mug has a bump of material under the glaze where the bottom of the mug meets the inside wall. See picture 2.  It is not sharp but you can feel it if you run your finger directly over it.  It is enough to make a spoon jump a little if you are purposely trying to run a spoon directly over the bump, but otherwise does not interfere with a regular stirring motion.  It does not catch on a dish cloth.

This listing is for ONE hand built pottery mug, perfect for your morning coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Generously proportioned with a spacious handle, this mug comfortably holds 1 1/3 cups of  liquid...hot or cold.

Microwave safe, it could even handle a "cake in a mug". 
Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
Oven safe if you want to bake something special in it.

This hand build mug has been carved to mimic birch bark. All carved areas have been smoothed over to remove any sharp edges.   Some of the markings are underglazed in Chestnut, and some are underglazed in Charcoal.  The mugs are then randomly splatter marked in black to mimic bore holes in birch.  Finally, they are finished in a clear glaze for a smooth, shiny finish. Opposite the handle is my signature seam of a series of impressed dots.

Please note that the exact placement and colour of the birch markings vary from mug to mug and may differ from the sample in the photos.

Shortie mugs have the same signature seam as my standard size mug, but not the same handle.  The handle on shortie mugs is for one or two fingers.

Dimensions: Roughly 3" tall, 3 1/4" diameter.

Please note: These mugs are all individually hand made and may differ slightly from the images shown. Because they are hand built, they are not perfectly smooth and round. The exact shape of each mug varies, which is all part of their charm.  

Although I try my best to capture the colours most accurately, colours may appear slightly different on your monitor.