16oz Jute Dark Brown Clay Mug #1
Size: 4.5" tall x 3.75" Diameter, excluding handle
Volume: Approx 16 ounces
Color: Dark Brown Clay with White Glaze
Texture: Woven Jute
A dear friend gave me a piece of woven jute he made shortly after taking up weaving. After he passed, I decided to honor him and all the support he gave me over the years by making a limited edition of mugs which combine our two creative passions. The fabric is pressed into the clay and then the texture is inlayed with porcelain clay. The result is a smooth contrasting finish.
My mugs are food safe. Can be used in the microwave and dishwasher, though I don't recommend using a dishwasher due to the dulling effects of some cleaners.
My name is Bryan, and I’m a ceramics artist working out of Livingston Manor, NY specializing in handmade rustic functional pottery. Drawing inspiration from nature, my work combines the inherent warmth of wood with the hard yet practical nature of ceramics.
I was introduced to ceramics through night-time classes at a community studio in Long Island City, NY as a form of therapy to balance out my then corporate career. After leaving NYC and moving upstate, I set up a small home studio and has been pursuing my dream of becoming a full-time potter, with every year moving one step closer.
There is deep history in each tree, forest, and piece of wood. Trees record time, natural events, human interaction, and damage. They bend and adapt to what is placed upon them. This pliability is what has always drawn me to trees and wood. Working primarily with soft slabs, I have come to appreciate the organic nature and movement of clay, and allow the clay to adapt much like a tree to outside forces.