Baby Head mug (Gertrude)

Baby Head mug (Gertrude)

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Meet Gertrude. You can see by her toothy smile that she finds something hilarious. What is it? A joke? Something she thought of? Your early morning bed-head? Whatever she's laughing about, it's probably a scream. Look at that adorable giggly smile, and those teeth just coming in. You just want to pinch her cheeks!

Be sure to choose which way you want Gertrude facing; right-handed mugs mean that Gertrude faces away from you when the mug is held in your right hand, and left-handed mugs mean that Gertrude faces away from you when the mug is held in your left hand. This is because chances are good that while you adore Gertrude, you don't want her staring at you while you are drinking out of the top of her head. If this is something that you do want, be sure to buy the one that will be facing you - not facing away from you - when you hold her in your dominant hand.

These mugs were glazed with non-toxic food-safe glazes, and are dishwasher safe. And while I have been known to put my own ceramics in the microwave, I don't officially recommend it -- the rapid change in temperature can cause the glaze to cool more quickly than the ceramic, which retains heat, and so shrinks at a slower rate. This can occasionally call what is called "crazing". Crazing is when the glaze cools faster than the ceramic piece, making small cracks in the glaze. This can happen immediately or even years later, and personally I've seen it happen on many of the commercial mugs I own that I put in the microwave often.

Approximate Height: 4 inches
Approximate Width: 3.5 inches at lip of mug
Approximate Weight: 11 ounces
Will Hold Approximately: 14 ounces of liquid

HaldeCraft ceramics begin life as slip-cast, hand-built, or wheel-thrown pieces and then are painted and glazed and put out into the world, all by the hands of one person. I learned ceramics like an old-school apprentice, at the feet of my grandmother who had a studio in the 1950s and 1960s, and many of the pieces I make incorporate now-vintage molds that she bought then. My pieces are unique, hand painted, and proudly made in my own home studio with confidence, mindfulness, and joy.