four seasons mugs - set of 4

by Eric Hendrick and Noelle VanHendrick
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Trees on Earth

Celebrate the spectacle of the changing seasons with these joyous, paint-flecked ceramic mugs. Each hand-thrown and painted piece comes complete with a special indentation for your thumb, known as the "comfy nudge." 50% of the energy that powers Eric Hendrick and Noelle Van Hendrick's Vermont studio comes from CVPS Cow Power, which means that the generators they use run on renewable methane from cow manure. Green both in the method that they're created and in their messaging, these charming mugs embrace the majesty of the trees and the brilliant colors they carry with each coming year while reminding us to Love the Trees. Handmade by Eric Hendrick and Noelle Van Hendrick in Vermont.

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Handmade
Exclusive
Item ID
20373
Made from
clay
Measurements
4" H x 3" dia, 8 oz.
Notes
Microwave, dishwasher and oven safe.
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Eric Hendrick and Noelle VanHendrick

Eric Hendrick and Noelle VanHendrick

As newlyweds, Eric and Noelle decided to pursue their artistic passion, and put all of their gift money toward buying red clay for their handmade creations. Unfortunately, the clay they received didn't perform like it was supposed to. "It was bad," says Noelle. "We couldn't attach spouts or handles, and glazes wouldn't stick! We were bummed." Fortunately, the two carried on and have continued to share their gift for joyful ceramics.

Looking for solutions to their red clay dilemma, the couple dreamed up new ways to approach their craft by watching Tim Burton movies. "[We were] watching The Nightmare Before Christmas and bang! Clay Jack O' Lanterns without glazes [or] attachments [were born]." The duo had so much success with their charming Halloween lanterns that they bought more red clay--with a plan, this time--and sprung a patch of clay pumpkins as the hallmark of their collection.

"That was over 10 years ago," she said. "Lesson learned: Sometimes you must be crafty to get things done." collection

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