Orca mug


This handmade pottery mug with a Humpback Whale design is perfect for your morning cup of coffee or
tea.  It makes a perfect gift for the ocean lover in your life or a great momento of your trip to the
beautiful west coast of B.C.

mug size is 5.5 inches high by 3.75 wide



This orca mug is great for your favourite hot beverage or a great gift idea for your whale loving friends

My pottery is all handmade in Gold River,B.C. which is located on Vancouver Island, the source
of my artistic inspiration.Each piece is either thrown on the wheel or formed with slabs of clay
and then finished with original designs using a sgraffito technique. Once the carving is done, it is
treated with a layer of terra sigillata on the outside and then bisque fired. In the last stage it is
glazed on the inside and fired again to cone 5 in an electric kiln. Although it has a decorative
nature, it is also very functional and dishwasher and microwave safe. My goal is to make pottery
that brings a touch of the West Coast to your home during coffee time, teatime or any kind of
mealtime .I hope you will enjoy using the pottery as much as I love making it.
What is sgraffito? sgraffito is a decorating technique which involves scratching through a surface
to reveal a contrasting colour underneath. In my case, I apply a dark coloured slip over a white
clay body.
What is Terra Sigillata? terra sigillata actually means "sealed earth" . It is a process of refining
clay so that only the finest particles are left to produce a thin slip used to act as a glaze on the
pot. I use a red clay for my work.
Whenever the opportunity arises, I try to get out and photograph the landscape and wildlife that
surrounds our community and eventually some of those images find their way onto the surface of
a pot.
If you would like to see some of the local wildlife check out my instagram feed

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 6 × 6 in

Handcarved sgraffito design

size and colour

16 oz in green glaze and terra sigillata