The new Batik Mug is perfect for your favorite soup or latte. I've even enjoyed using it for my morning bowl of age inappropriate cereal. You'd think at age 45 I'd be over Lucky Charms, but alas, it's just not true. I love 'em.
The Batik Soup Mug is microwave and dishwasher safe, though I personally prefer to hand wash my favorite pottery rather than allow it to rattle around in the dishwasher. That's just my personal preference, though, and you're welcome to clean your new latte mug however you'd like! If you do choose to put it in the dishwasher, go with the top shelf and make sure it isn't going to rattle against another item that could potentially cause a chip.
The wide handle is stamped with an antique batik stamp for texture which makes it easier to grip. The width of the handle makes it easy to hold even when completely full to the rim.
Each mug is wheel thrown then the stamped handle is added. Because of the handmade nature of the mug, each one is a little different. That's the beauty of handmade!
The story of the stamp...
Twenty or more years ago, I was making jewelry and had the pleasure of attending several gem and lapidary wholesale shows. The shows in Detroit were in a hotel with all the meeting rooms and 4-5 floors of suites filled with vendors from all over the world. Essentially, the show turned a hotel into a huge market with vendor stalls. The scents of food being cooked in several rooms, tables piled withe gemstones and pearls, and a few rooms of miscellaneous items from all over Asia were a treat every time.
In one of those vendor rooms I found antique wooden batik stamps and fell in love. At that time, I had absolutely no idea what I would do with them but I understood they were rare, handmade and the textures were so compelling I couldn’t pass them up. I purchased two, of which this is by far my favorite.
Fast forward to 2017 and I rediscovered the stamp unpacking one of my last boxes from moving into the house. The gorgeous antique batik block is finding its home in the studio making impressions in clay.
**If the mug is in stock it will ship immediately. If it is not, I will make one just for you and it will ship in 3-4 weeks.**