WOOD FIRE GREG
When I first began my ceramics career in 2001, I studied under Wayne Hewell, a Master Potter from my hometown of Gillsville, GA. Wayne is a 4th generation potter and he’s one of the few potters that still wood fires his pieces the old school way. All of my early pieces (2001-2006) were fired in his wood kiln. Around 2007 I began using an electric kiln so I could have more control over the final look…and way less risk of losing a piece during the firing.
I went back to my roots on this Greg. Wood firing is a wild ride…flames, sand, ashes, brick and dirt all flying around in an intense 8 hour session of feeding wood by hand into an insanely hot kiln. The process creates a very unique look that can not be exactly replicated from one firing to the next. Each mug even looks different depending on where it is positioned in the kiln.
Wood Fire Greg is one of my favorite mugs simply due to the nostalgia I associate with wood firing…and because I was able to hang out and fire a kiln with my old mentor and friend. Wood Fire Greg is a tribute to the (almost) lost art of wood firing ceramics.
PLEASE READ: Due to the harsh environment inside a wood kiln, our typical quality control is not possible with wood fired mugs. All mugs may have areas on the surface that are rough (similar to sandpaper) due to ashes, sand and dirt flying around in the kiln and melting to the surface during the firing. The mugs are functional but they may not be comfortable to drink out of since the edges of the handles and rims have bits of sand that have melted into the glaze during the firing. Melted sand, kiln brick (falling from the kiln ceiling), etc. may be present on the interior and exterior of the mug. Each mug will vary slightly in color.
Limited edition of 35
- Includes a signed Certificate of Authenticity
- 16oz ceramic mug made from high-quality stoneware
- Fully functional and dishwasher/microwave safe
- Hand-washing recommended
- Eye color and marbling effect will vary
- Each mug is custom glazed…colors and oxide wash will vary
- Images are for example only…exact colors may vary due to variances in monitor settings
Due to the base design of Gruesome Greg, the mug may have a slight wobble.
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