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Jun

1

High-stemmed Black Pottery Cup

By Ceramic Design



High-stemmed Black Pottery Cup

High-stemmed Black Pottery Cup – Shantung Lung-shan Culture (ca. 2600-2000 BC), Neolithic period. Height: 24 cm, rim diameter: 11 cm, base diameter: 6 cm.

During the Lung-shan Culture, the technique of using a potting wheel to produce ceramic objects was developed. Vessels with very thin walls could be made, and even carved with openwork patterns, in what became known as “egg-shell pottery”. In the kiln, the adding of charcoal at the very end or closing the air intake would create a flux of carbon that creates black pottery.

 

Apr

25

How to Sell Unique Coffee Mugs

By Ceramic Design



The cultivation of the coffee bean as a drink was first developed by people living in the East African mountains of Ethiopia, according to National Geographic reports. The cultural and social folkways that have arisen around drinking this hardy brew makes selling associated specialty items such as coffee mugs a feasible business enterprise in most marketplaces. While a visit to most major retailers’ kitchenware departments will reveal the specialty mug market as competitive, design uniqueness can become your competitive advantage.

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    Make or buy unique mugs. If you do not know how to make mugs, enroll in a pottery class to learn how to design and make custom mugs. Draft out a mug design and have the specifications developed by an artisan as a commission or from a manufacturer for large orders. Alternatively, develop an inventory of unique mugs from the works of artisans who make mugs and other suppliers with a wide selection of mug designs.

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    Specialty mugs are especially popular gift items during the winter holiday season.

     

    Sell at kiosks or a store front. Determine the feasibility for a specialty mug shop in your community. Remember that a retail store will require a large quantity of specialty cups inventory. While a kiosk has a much lower inventory demand, it also has a corresponding lower income potential than a retail shop.

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    Sell to retailers. Distribute coffee mugs to retail shops by offering wholesale prices for specialty mug inventory. The reduction in unit price for distributor-wholesalers is typically recovered by the gain in the quantity of an order.

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    Valentine’s Day offers an opportunity to sell associated specialty mugs.

     

    Sell on-line. Develop the new business enterprise and launch a website to sell directly to the public on-line. Set up on-line shopping carts for each retail item for credit and debit card purchases. Unique coffee mugs can also be sold at on-line auctions or through “buy it now” features of on-line retailers like eBay.com.

Apr

25

Oversized Coffee Cups

By Ceramic Design



Coffee lovers cannot get enough of their favorite beverage, so having an oversized coffee cup is particularly useful. An oversized mug allows the coffee drinker to have ample servings of coffee at one time, without having to worry about constantly refilling the mug. Making an oversized mug is relatively easy and you can do many things with the finished product, including giving it to other coffee lovers as a gift.

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    Lay old newspapers down to protect your work area. If you’re working on a table with texture, the newspapers will keep the clay from absorbing the design on the table.

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    Take a fist-sized piece of clay and roll it into a ball. Put the ball on the table and stick your thumbs in the center. Carefully pinch the clay, extending it out to the desired width of your mug. Keep in mind that for an oversized coffee cup, the base should be wide. Do not worry if the sides start to cave in or are too thin; you can fix any problems in the next steps.

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    Take another ball of clay and use both hands to roll out a long coil. Slowly and evenly distribute pressure along the coil to ensure that it remains the same size. Avoid rolling the coil too thin; it should be no thinner than a quarter of an inch.

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    Attach the coil to the bottom piece of clay by first scoring the bottom of the coil. Scoring is done by creating a checked pattern into the clay with a needle. Wet the scored area using a paintbrush dipped in water. After you have scored it, attach the coil onto the bottom slab and smooth the inside and outside edges together. Continue stacking the coils one on top of another until you have reached the desired height for your oversized coffee cup. Read more »

Apr

25

Customized Ceramic Mugs

By Ceramic Design



Ceramic coffee and cocoa mugs are a staple of any cupboard. Practical and fun to give as gifts, mugs can be customized in your own kitchen with materials that are easy to obtain. This project is simple enough that kids can help as well, allowing you to turn a mug customization idea into a project for the whole family. Personalize ceramic mugs for your own collection or create designs to give to others for any occasion.

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    Sketch your design on a piece of paper so that you have an idea of what you want to create on the mug. Paint the design on regular paper and hold it up to the mug to get the sizing right; this way, when you paint on the mug, it will not be the first time you attempted to create the design.

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    Spread newspaper down on the surface where you will be working.

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    Clean the ceramic mug with soap and water. Plain mugs can be purchased at regular kitchenware stores, craft stores or from ceramic and pottery suppliers.

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    Use a natural bristle paintbrush to recreate your design on the mug with enamel paint. If you find it difficult to paint an intricate design on the curved surface while the mug is standing up, turn it on its side and brace it by placing it between two books or other heavy objects so it does not roll. Allow the design to dry on one side before turning the mug over.

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    Paint with brush strokes made in the same direction for the cleanest look. To paint small or elaborate details, use a fine-tipped paintbrush. To paint solid colors or the background of the mug, use a larger brush. Fewer strokes will create a smoother finish. Wipe any excess paint off of the brush each time you dip it in the paint to avoid lumps.

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    Apply several layers of paint to create deep colors.

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    Allow the paint to dry in-between coats for the length of time recommended by the paint’s manufacturer.

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    Follow the instructions on the bottles of paint to bake the paint onto the mug with the oven. Most paints will require only a short time baking at a low temperature.

Jan

2

Ceramic Cup

By Ceramic Design



Drinkware Type: Mugs Material: Ceramic Ceramic Type: Clay
Certification: CE / EU Feature: Eco-Friendly Place of Origin: Jiangxi China (Mainland) Model Number: RYH140 Color: blue and white
Packaging & Delivery
Packaging Detail: 10pcs into a box or carton. all packing must be carefully
Delivery Detail: 15-45days

Specifications
Ceramic cup
High quality and reasonable price
With chinese characteristics
Small order accepted

Chinese Ceramic cup painted blue lotus inside. 100%hand made. Eco-friendly products.

Item no:RYH140
Dimensions: 3centimeters high * 7centimeters diameter
Condition: very good to excellent used-no chips or cracks.

Package: 10pcs into a box or carton. all packing must be carefully

Delivery time: 15-45days
FOB Shanghai

Jan

2

Beautiful Ceramic Fair Cup

By Ceramic Design



Drinkware Type: Mugs Material: Ceramic Ceramic Type: Clay
Certification: CE / EU Feature: Eco-Friendly Place of Origin: Jiangxi China (Mainland)
Model Number: RYR108 COLOR: blue and white
Packaging & Delivery
Packaging Detail: 10pcs into a box or carton. It must be packed carefully
Delivery Detail: 15-45days

Specifications
Cup for drinking tea, milk, coffee
Good quality and cheap price
It is a eco-friendly product
We accept small order

Features:

Item No: RYR108

Material: fine ceramics

Size: 4.5 centimeters high, 10 centimeters diameter.

Place of origin: Jingdezhen China

Package: 10pcs into a box or carton. It must be packed carefully.

Description:

Ceramic Fair Cup, handmade by experienced artist.It has fine painter and best workmanship.

Use fair cup to drink tea is a joy, it can ensure the tea with same aroma,same color and same concentration.

Apr

15

Royal Flag Mug

By Ceramic Design



Product Name: Royal Flag Mug

Royal Flag Mug for the Wedding of William and Kate Design No.3131

Sep

29

Alex Land BA(Hons) Ceramic Design

By Ceramic Design



I am concerned with creating simple solutions to everyday ceramic tableware products with the main inspiration deriving from contemporary architecture exploring form and function in equal parts.

May

11

porcelain 4pcs kids set

By Ceramic Design



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Composition of porcelain 4pcs kids set :
Egg cup:5*6.7*4.7
Bowl:12.5*6.4*6
plate:19*12
Mug:9*10*5.5

Packing: COLOR BOX
Unit Price/Payment: FOB SHENZHEN
Origin: made in china
Min. Order: 2000 SETS
Transportation: BY SEA
Usage: Daily Use
Material: Porcelain
Export Markets: North America, South America, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, Oceania, Mid East, Eastern Asia, Western Europe

Aug

29

Slab-Built Mug

By Ceramic Design



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This slab-built pottery mug was created by KLX250

Mug
2009
KLX250 (a Pottery forum member)

Potter’s Statement: [This is] from the last “Christmas” kiln firing. Info on this site has helped to eliminate pitting and crazing issues I was having. The mug is built using a pop can wrapped in paper for a slab form.

Comments by Beth: I love the patterning on the glaze. And the idea to use a paper-wrapped pop can is great! In addition to ease-of-use for making just one mug, it would be easy to make a set of matching mugs that way, too.