This hand painted Latte mug featuring silkscreened bees makes a great gift for anyone who loves bees!
You can choose from Queen Bee, Let it bee or Bee happy - or create your own Bee saying!
Mug 10cm tall
I am also happy to put a message on the bottom of the mug by request.
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I often get asked about the processes I go through to get to the finished article, so here goes...
I start with a blank item of bisque - the name for a blank piece of unfired pottery. This is my canvas and then I draw on the design before painting with special paint. I use silkscreens to create the bees they are silkscreened on with glaze. The mug is then fired in an industrial kiln to 1000 degrees. This is a lengthy process and takes a full 8 hours to heat up and another 8 hours to cool down.
At this stage I then add the colour, glaze and refire, again to 1000 degrees.
There’s lots of processes to go through to create your pieces hence the 2-3 week turnaround time. Please let me know if you have any questions about the process or would like me to create anything bespoke.
Your mug is food safe and although technically your piece is dishwasher safe and will not fade or tarnish I recommend hand washing to keep it perfect!
Please do not use in the microwave.