This handcrafted ceramic mug by local artist Adam Egenolf features crystalline bursts of grayish blue on a light hazel brown background. Crystalline glaze is a process of creating or growing a crystal in the glaze during the kiln firing process. The flower shapes you see on the mug are crystals that have grown in the kiln. Growing crystals in the glazes with the use of different oxides as well as rare earth metals allows Egenolf to manipulate the clay surface to look organic and alive. The crystals grow randomly so this truly makes each mug one of a kind! This mug is also fully-functional and can be placed in the microwave or dishwasher.
Adam Egenolf is a full-time crystalline ceramicist. He received his BA in studio art from the University of Southern Indiana and MFA in Ceramics from Eastern Carolina University. He currently works out of Nineveh, Indiana.
Approximate Dimensions: 5.5"h x 3.25" (mouth opening)