This Week Only: Call Box Mugs

This week only, Police Call Box mugs! I’m reworking the glazes and color schemes, and so I want to move out the original mugs and some mugs I did when testing some colors, some of which had some glaze issues (see photo descriptions). Actually I just fibbed… because there are twenty of these, the most I’ve ever put up on this listing, I’m going to leave this up for two weeks. These will be on sale from October 16th through October 30th, after which they will be moved to my Etsy site as I work on new ones to stock here.

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When you go to the listing (HERE), there will be another four photos that will go a bit more into detail/closeups. Feel free to contact me for more information if you have any questions!

PHOTO 1: Original mugs; nothing wrong with them other than they’re a bit small.

Mug #1 – Sunshine Yellow inside Eternal Galaxy
Mug #2 – Yellow inside Water Lilies
Mug #3 – Espresso inside Outer Space
Mug #4 – Espresso inside Outer Space

PHOTO 2: Testing different glazes; expect to see more of one of these!

Mug #5 – Caramel inside Wheat
Mug #6 – Caramel inside Wheat
Mug #7 – Vert Luster over Blue Rutile
Mug #8 – Umber Float over Blue Rutile
Mug #9 – Iron Lustre over Blue Rutile
Mug #10 – Indigo Float over Blue Rutile

PHOTO 3: I had an idea to glaze mugs in colors that would represent different characters, and had some glazing issues that I wasn’t happy with.

Mug #11 – Cranberry inside Caramel (blue of Call Box shows through Caramel on front)
Mug #12 – Cranberry inside Caramel (blue of Call Box shows through Caramel on front)
Mug #13 – Cranberry inside Caramel (blue of Call Box shows through Caramel on front)
Mug #14 – “Scarf Stripe” (glossy); blue of Call Box shows through stripes on front)
Mug #15 – “Scarf Stripe” (glossy); blue of Call Box shows through stripes on front)
Mug #16 – “Scarf Stripe” (matte); blue of Call Box shows through stripes on front)

PHOTO 4: I had an idea to glaze mugs in colors that would represent different characters, and had some glazing issues that I wasn’t happy with.

Mug #17 – Cranberry inside Black (this one is fine, but I decided not to go with this color scheme)
Mug #18 – Cranberry inside Walnut (this one is fine, but I decided not to go with this color scheme)
Mug #19 – White inside Black (inside rim is uneven; the black left some ghost specks in the white)
Mug #20 – White inside Black (inside rim is uneven; the black left some ghost specks in the white)

Geronimo! This is the mug you want to dive straight on into (it might even hold you — while it looks like it tops out at about ten ounces, it very well might be bigger on the inside!). Here are the things that will occur to you as you drink your tea or coffee from this wibbly-wobbly mug: bow ties are cool; you shouldn’t blink; if you can’t be childish there’s no point in growing up; books are weapons; and in the end, we are all stories. Also, all your friends will be jealous about your new favorite cup.

These mugs were glazed with non-toxic food-safe glazes, and are dishwasher safe. And while I have been known to put my own ceramics in the microwave, I don’t officially recommend it — the rapid change in temperature can cause the glaze to cool more quickly than the ceramic, which retains heat, and so shrinks at a slower rate. This can occasionally call what is called “crazing” which is when the glaze cools faster than the ceramic piece, making small cracks in the glaze. This can happen immediately or even years later, and personally I’ve seen it happen on many of the commercial mugs I own that I put in the microwave often.

These mugs are hand-thrown on the wheel and as they are handmade there are slight variations of size and shape in each one. You will be getting the one photographed, and approximate dimensions are listed below:

Approximate Height: 2.5 – 3.5 inches
Approximate Width: 3.5 – 4 inches at lip of mug
Approximate Weight: 10-13 ounces
Will Hold Approximately: 9 – 12 ounces of liquid

Needful things. Limited time offers. One-offs. Specials. Unique goods. Prototypes. Things I’m testing, items I’m moving out, or designs I’m getting ready to rethink and rework. There’s only a few of them – maybe even just one or two! – and they’re only here for a limited time. Whatever is here, it’s here this week only (or less than  a week, if it sells out quickly)! Items are rotated out on Sunday afternoons!

Previously on This Week Only
Always mugs
Biohazard mugs
16-ounce mugs
Berry Baskets
Day of the Dead mugs
Garden Tortoise
Coffee grinder plaques
Zipper mugs
Light bulb vases
Butterfly mugs
Tortoise Bowls
“Crafting since Birth” mugs
Set of three lip balms

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