These handcrafted Sunburst mugs from Mara Stoneware make a creative addition to any dinnerware collection. The detailed engraving and fine painting of these mugs, combined with a durable finish creates the ultimate combination of art and utility. ...more
These handcrafted Sunburst mugs from Mara Stoneware make a creative addition to any dinnerware collection. The detailed engraving and fine painting of these mugs, combined with a durable finish creates the ultimate combination of art and utility.
Colors: White, beige, green, black, brown, gold
Materials: Stoneware, lead and cadmium free
Care instructions: Microwave and dishwasher safe
Dimensions: 5 inches wide x 3.75 inches deep x 4.25 inches high
Capacity: 16 ounces
Number of pieces: Two
Story Behind the Art: Mara, an accomplished painter, sculptor and ceramicist, studied engraving with the famous artist Alfredo Zalce, who painted many portraits of his lovely artist protege. After studying art in London, she began working with high-temperature ceramics and created wonderfully unique glazes for her pieces. She then went on to study with the Italian ceramist, Bruno Terese, in Italy. Mara has had numerous expositions of her original pieces in Europe, the United States and Mexico. Sadly, after a long illness, Mara passed away in November 2007. Since Ceramica Mara has always been an extended family operation, production of her fine works has continued. Mara's husband, children and loyal apprentices have consistently carried out day to day production.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
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I have been looking for 16-ounce or bigger mugs for quite some time and have gone through several that just weren't quite right. These Mara stoneware mugs are exactly what I wanted. They are comfortable to hold and to drink from. 16-ounces fills them to the brim, almost overflowing, but not quite. Each mug is individually etched on the bottom, a nice, personal touch from the artist who painted them. I expect that this means there could be some minor variation in color and pattern, although the two mugs I received have no noticeable differences between them other than the signatures. My two mugs don't look quite as yellow as the mugs in the online photo. They seem solid, not likely to chip or crack with ordinary use. I've put them in the dishwasher many times now without problems. They do have a somewhat large diameter, so they may be too big for smaller coasters. My only "complaint" is that the inside is quite dark, making it a bit of a challenge to see the level of the coffee while pouring. This isn't a serious enough concern to warrant anything less than an excellent review. I highly recommend these mugs.
Unfortunately, I ordered this pattern (Desert) and the Mara Sunburst Mugs but received instead the mermaid & fish patterns...so, I returned the mermaid & fish mugs since they were not the mugs that I ordered. I didn't reorder because I was afraid they'd just send me the wrong pattern of mugs again (especially since I originally sent two separate orders - one for the Sunburst & one for the Desert - and both packages sent to me contained the wrong pattern).
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? No - did not receive the pattern that I ordered
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Mugs looked fine but were the wrong pattern ;
How accurate was the sizing? Sent the wrong pattern so product was not accurate
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