Good as Gold
Did you know that goldfish can distinguish between individual humans? Your goldfish knows you, and that's why he swam to the front of your mug to say, "Hi!" (in fish bubble language). JoAnn Stratakos's friend's grandson, Ethan, age 7, loves to draw. He created this friendly finned fella, and she made him into a mug. She starts by throwing a hunk of stoneware clay on a potter's wheel, smoothing and forming the shape. While it's still raw, she creates the slightly three-dimensional elements: fins, funny fish face, and bubbles. After it's fired in a bisque kiln and sanded, she paints and glazes it by hand and kiln fires it at 2,000 degrees. That's a lot for a little fish to go through, so treat him tenderly. Handmade by JoAnn Stratakos in Effort, Pennsylvania. ©2018 MudWorks Pottery, LLC. All rights reserved.
Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.