This is mug number 3 in a series of Sugar Skull pottery I’m making in 2020. It’s the perfect mug to get you into the Halloween and day of the dead!
For this series I used a very dark brown clay body. When the pot dried out a bit, I attached a handle and then painstakingly painted on underglazes, carved in the details and then painted and carved some more. This design is intense and takes about 2.5 hours to paint and carve by hand.
The outside of the mug is unglazed, aside from the colorful underglazes. The inside is glazed “Smokey Merlot”.
The sugar skull mug is 5.5 inches wide with the handle and 4 inches tall. It holds 16oz of fluid.
I use pottery unglazed on the outside (but glazed on the inside) daily. You can put it in the microwave and the dishwasher but note that because I throw pretty thin, you may want to avoid the microwave as the pottery does get quite hot since there is less volume to absorb the heat.