This handmade locally produced mug will sit by your newspaper or work setup daily, providing you with your favourite beverage. With options to choose your preferred masthead logo or Good Weekend Quiz.
Made from High Fired Australian Stoneware, each mug is handmade in Melbourne, Australia by a women-led small ceramic studio, Aurora Soul Ceramics. Produced using an artesian process known as throwing, which uses the potter's wheel to create ceramic pieces. The mugs are shaped to their specific size, and their bases smoothed out so that they do not scratch any tabletop surfaces once in use. Whilst still soft and moist, each mug is stamped with the 'S/A/GW Quiz' lettering, and then each handle is individually joined. Because of the handmade nature of this process, each mug is unique and slight colour variations may occur.
They then dry out for a few days and are fired in a ceramic kiln reaching temperatures around 1000 Degrees Celsius. Once fired, they are dipped in a liquid glaze, which is a combination of water and raw materials, and returned into the kiln for the second firing where temperatures reach up to 1280 Degrees Celcius. All the raw materials contained in the glaze completely melt, turning the glaze into a glass-like coating that makes the mugs functional, and both food and water safe. This whole process takes around four weeks and is entirely handmade.
Each mug is made using Australian, non-toxic, food-safe clays and glazes. Each piece is fired to extremely high temperatures, making them strong and durable. The mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe. Avoid using scrubbing pads when cleaning as doing so can result in scratches. Take care to avoid sudden temperature changes (for example from the oven to a cold benchtop) as this is likely to cause thermal shock which can result in the piece cracking. Hand wash before first use.
9.5cm x 9.5cm. Capacity 400ml.