This mug is technically a second because it has a tiny crack in the handle. It definitely does effect the functionality of the piece.
The mug was created on the pottery wheel and designed with a technique called sgraffito. I carved the hearts into the pot and colored them in after the piece was bisque fired.
The inside is glazed a brilliant breaking blue and the outside is a clear purplish glaze.
The mug stands 3.25 inches tall and 5.5 inches wide with the handle. it holds 16oz of fluid and weighs 12oz (which is light) so it feels great in your hands.
Would make a great great valentines day gift!