This porcelain mug was hand built from the finest English porcelain. The Darkling quote “Never ever forget, even for one moment, how truly amazing you are” was stamped letter by letter into its surface and ‘Keep being you’ was stamped into the 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. Then the 22k gold luster accents were painted on and the three, gold butterfly decals were applied, and it was luster fired to 740 degrees. It 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.