Small earthenware ceramic mug with claystone from Gaspésie handmade by Cybèle B.Pilon in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The iron naturally present in the clay gives a dark reddish brown hue to this one of a kind piece. The colorful patterns are water carved or hand-painted on raw clay before firing and enhanced with 22k gold. The exterior of the mug is unglazed and the interior, hammered by fingers, is covered with a white tin glaze. The edge of the lips is carefully glazed with a transparent glaze. This sturdy mug is perfect for everyday use.
Cybèle B. Pilon's designs are the result of infinite variations on a single theme. She draws her inspiration from her French Canadian material culture (quilts, visual archives, built heritage, popular objects, etc.) and transposes the patterns found on her contemporary ceramics.
Materials: Earthenware with claystone from Gaspésie, underglaze, real gold, tin glaze, shiny transparent glaze that is suitable for food
Height / 8-8.5 cm
Liquid capacity / 200-240 ml
Warning and maintenance: Precious. Not suitable for the microwave. Not recommended for dishwasher. Over time, successive washings in the dishwasher will eventually damage the gold.
Due to the handmade nature of the piece, it is always possible for the glaze to develop or show micro cracks or holes. To avoid condensation rings, use a coaster if you intend to leave a liquid inside for a long time.
**The dimensions given are approximate and vary slightly from object to object. Each object is also shaped to obtain unique, imperfect organic shapes and textures. Irregularities are part of the artist's style and only enhance the uniqueness of each piece. The colors of the product is display as accurately as possible. However, as the actual colors you see will depend on your monitor, we cannot guarantee that your monitor's display of any color will be accurate.**