If there's one thing you love more than your morning coffee (or your evening tea) it's an unusual mug in which to serve up your favorite beverage. While the zipper on this mug isn't functional (which is a good thing, because someone who's not you might think it funny to unzip your drink before you're done with it), the zipper sure is a conversation piece. Make this the quirkiest mug in your collection!
Be sure to choose which way you want the zipper facing; right-handed mugs mean that the zipper faces away from you when the mug is held in your right hand, and left-handed mugs mean that the zipper faces away from you when the mug is held in your left hand (as seen in the last photo). This is because of the slight ridge caused by the zipper on the other side of the mug (which is still a perfectly functional side to drink out of, if you don't mind the feel of the zipper). If the way the zipper faces is something that's important to you, be sure to buy the one that will be facing away from you - not towards you - when you hold the mug 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 recommend it often or for long periods of time -- 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" which is when the rapid cooling makies 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.
These mugs are hand-thrown on the wheel and as they are handmade there are slight variations of size and shape in each one. You will be getting the one photographed, and approximate dimensions are listed below:
Approximate Height: 3.5 - 3.75 inches
Approximate Width: 3.25 - 3.75 inches at lip of mug
Approximate Weight: 13-15 ounces
Will Hold Approximately: 14 - 15 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.