handmade high fire clay stoneware espresso mug
Enjoy your daily coffee ritual with these one-of-a-kind espresso mugs--they're sure to make that time of the day even more special. Best of all, these are timeless pieces, rich in culture and tradition. They can last for generations if properly cared for--the perfect piece to keep as a treasure & family heirloom.
Our artisanal espresso mugs are handmade by Maribel and her family. They are known in their town as being Master artisans of high fire clay tableware pieces.
To make these shot glasses, first the clay mix is prepared then placed in molds. Once they're made, they're left to lose water then once again re-molded and placed in the shade where they dry for one week, before they're left out in the sun for a few days. The climate and timing plays a vital role in the success of the creation of each of their pieces. The shot glasses are then placed in a 1000° C (1832° F) oven for 5 hours. The next step is to paint them with a base coat mix, then painted and decorated with their final finish. Finally, they're ready for one last trip to the oven where they're left at a temperature of 1200° C (2192° F) for 10 hours. The process is long, intense, and carefully calculated, which is what makes these pieces so special and high quality.
- materials used: clay
- approx. size 2" x 2" x 2"
- due to handcrafted nature, slight variations should be expected