Dragonfly Art Mug

CA$ 40.00 CAD

A dragonfly art mug is beautiful to look at and a very positive way of starting the day. Dragonflies symbolize adaptability, change and transformation. It means looking within and having a deeper understanding of oneself. They are considered to be symbols of good fortune and prosperity. Dragonflies also have much to teach us. They are unique in the sense that they control their two sets of wings separately. They have taught the scientists much about flying which let to designing drones. Knowing all this, wouldn't you love to start your day with a dragonfly mug?

Porcelain, underglaze, glaze
The Story Behind

Salt Marsh Studio Art Mugs are all hand crafted and hand-painted with unique designs. When you purchase an art mug, you are getting a work of art, not an ordinary run of the mill white mug. In addition, each one has something beautiful and inspiring. I choose designs or motifs that inspire or evoke positive sentiments.

Can you imagine the number of hours or the amount of work that goes in creating a single mug?

Below all the steps involved in creating a single mug are listed.

  1. Roll out the clay
  2. Wait till the clay is leather hard to mold the shape
  3. Make the mug. put the handle.
  4. Fine tune all shape, the rough edges, and ensure all the joints are secure.
  5. Carve and paint the motifs
  6. Let it dry for 3-4 days
  7. Sand the rough edges.
  8. Bisque fire the mug
  9. Wash the mug to get rid of the fine dust.
  10. Put different colours of glazes - 3 coats of each glaze.
  11. Glaze firing

Before and after bisque firing the kiln plaques have to be prepared by sanding and applying a fresh coat of kiln wash.

Now that you know the number of steps involved, you can guess each one takes several hours to make.

Product Detail

Dragonfly Art Mug

CA$ 40.00 CAD

Title: Focus
Medium: Lino cut on Lenox acid free paper
Image size: 12"x12", Paper size: 15"X15.75", Framed: 20"X20"
Year: 2014
This black and white print is a part of the series, "Lessons Learned from Six-year Olds". Each piece is hand-printed by the artist. A portion of the money from the sale of this print is donated to mental health.

Knowing where one wants to go, setting the goal and focusing on it are important in order to succeed. If one can eliminate distractions and stay focused on a single goal, success is not hard to attain. Sometimes it takes a young six-year old to remind us of this. It is based on a true story.  

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