Turqouise Lava
Turqouise Lava
Turqouise Lava

Turqouise Lava

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Toasted Coffee Stoneware HAN-CHIGA mug
handcrafted in Sicily by Esther Suave

Each piece is individually handmade & a one of a kind creation. As a result products will have subtle variations from one piece to the next. 

The creative process

This series of mugs is the product of a meticulous wheel throwing process, where each piece is crafted into a unique shape.

It then undergoes an initial firing for a prolonged period of time, using a technique called bisque-firing done at 1020 degrees Celsius.

After the first firing, each piece is decorated and left to dry.  A second glaze-firing follows at a temperature of ~1240 degrees Celsius.

The piece is then left for the stoneware to mature and the glaze to vitrify.   

The result is an astounding dark red mug, covered with a beautiful turquoise glaze, resembling a an endlessly clear river stream that calms the mind.

The solid feel of the mug makes for a dazing, feel good tea experience. The glazed handle provides sturdiness and balance. 

Important things to know about our ceramics

  • Dishwasher safe, but hand wash is preferable for a long, beautiful life 
  • Not microwave safe and one should avoid extreme temperature differences