This hand painted Parakeet mug was wheel thrown from high-fire stoneware. It is a piece of functional art. The two birds and foliage were painted using underglazes, in a technique much like watercolour painting. The inside of the piece has a delicate celadon glaze which compliments the tone of the foliage. The outside has a clear glaze over it. This piece would bring a beautiful focal point to your home decor, and of course could also be used for enjoying your favourite hot or cold beverage. Technically, it is dishwasher safe, but I would recommend hand washing.