Salal Mug // Black Clay

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Salal Mug // Black Clay

44.00

About the Mug: Wheel thrown black stoneware mug. Brushed cream slip over manzanita leaf design.  The inside is glazed with a white glossy liner glaze. I used a diamond sanding pad to sand the outside smooth and velvety to the touch. A smaller sized mug, this will hold approximately 12 ounces of liquid. 

About the Design: Like ferns, Salal bushes are also everywhere in the western cascades region.  But even though common, they have a secret.  Many people don’t know that their berries are edible and for the most part, delicious.  The flavor varies quite a bit from plant to plant but overall, I’ve found them to be really good and they pair well with blueberries and huckleberries, particularly when cooked together in a fruit crisp.  They have been a staple crop for the native peoples who have stewarded this land for thousands of years. 

This design was created using stencils and cream colored slip (slip is clay that has been watered down to paint consistency).  Each stencil was applied by hand then a textural layer of slip was painted on before removing the stencils to reveal the black clay beneath.  

  This listing is for the piece pictured and is ready to ship.  


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