Old Sturbridge Village Handmade Redware Pottery Mug Small

$24.95
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Style: Limited Edition Wood Fired

Drink your morning coffee or use to hold a small bouquet of flowers. This generous sided redware pottery mug is the perfect gift or accent for your home.  Made by the talented potters at Old Sturbridge Village using techniques and designs from our historic collection.  Skilled craftspeople create each piece of redware pottery at Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts.

Annual Wood Firing in our Historic Kiln:  Once a year, our potters fire up our historic wood fired kiln to create LIMITED EDITION pieces.  This pottery item has been created by hand but is then placed in the wood fed kiln for the final step creating a deeper, richer color with variations to the glaze.  Located outside the Old Sturbridge Village potters shed, the large, reproduction brick “updraft bottle” kiln is used once a year for firing pots.   Visit OSV.org to see details on our kiln.

Product Details:

  • Care: dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe
  • Each mug is handmade so no two are exactly the same size, shape or color.
  • Size: holds approx. 8 oz
  • Dimensions: approx. 4.5"h x 3"d
  • Handmade by Old Sturbridge Village potters
  • Signed on the bottom

History/Evolution of the Coffee Mug: During the Neolithic period (3900 BC - 1700 BC), people poured their drinks into wood cups or animal skulls. In 3000 BC, Blacksmiths started making mugs from gold, silver, bronze, or lead. In 1200 BC, ceramics gave people in the Middle Ages a chance to show off their artistry. They could use a pottery wheel to create new intricate mugs with elaborate patterns. 

Additional Product Details

Bring a piece of Old Sturbridge Village into your home by purchasing a piece of Village-made redware.  Drink your cup of coffee in a handmade, one-of-a-kind mug, serve lemonade in a beautifully sculpted pitcher, or provide contrast to a green salad by serving it on a redware platter.  All pottery is microwave, oven and dishwasher safe.

Style: Limited Edition Wood Fired

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