Drop Mug Galaxy with Gold Star Bursts
This beautiful dark mug has an obsidian base with highlights of blue and deep purple in various intensities around the mug in a celestial-like pattern. It is dotted with real gold, creating a one-of-a-kind piece that is modern and unique.
This mug is made in our signature "drop" shape, wide on the bottom to be table sturdy and narrower at the top to hold in heat, holding approximately 16-18 oz.
Your mug starts in our hands as a ball of porcelain clay and is shaped by hand on the wheel to create our signature form. It then dries for several days under plastic wrap to prevent cracking due to uneven drying and then is trimmed and handled to create the shape you see here. After drying for several more days, sometimes up to a week, the mug is fired to approximately 1850 degrees Fahrenheit. Once fully cool, glaze is applied meticulously to your mug to create a one-of-a-kind piece. It is then fired again, this time to approximately 2230 degrees. Real gold, applied in a suspension of pine resin, is applied meticulously with a brush and fired a third time to approximately 1250 degrees. After cooling yet again, it goes through a 4 step sanding process using diamond sanding blocks to make the smoothest possible bottoms. We then pack each piece tightly with eco-friendly packing material to ensure the safest travels possible.
This mug is NOT microwave safe due to the real gold on the exterior. While it can be put in the dishwasher, the gold will fade over time due to harsh chemicals, so handwashing is highly recommended.