Porcelain Lovers Mug
This porcelain lovers mug was hand built from the finest English porcelain. I stamped the 3rd stanza of E. E. Cummings’ poem “I Carry Your Heart With Me” into its surface and the poem details on its base. After slow-drying for a few weeks to prevent the thin porcelain from cracking, it was bisque-fired, then it was glazed with a studio-made clear gloss and glaze fired to 1240 degrees Celsius. Next, the 22k gold luster accents were painted on the rim and within the words ‘I carry your heart’. It was then luster fired to 740 degrees. It would be delightful to drink your favourite hot or cold beverage from and could also be used as a luminary by sitting a candle within it, which would make the letters glow from within. I hope you agree that the many many hours of work that went into creating this beautiful piece were absolutely worth it! Hand wash only to preserve the gold.