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Unique hand-made pottery with lots of character. Send in your mustache mug shots!
Unique hand-made pottery with lots of character. Send in your mustache mug shots!
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Mustache & Monster Mugs 

A unique twist on traditional ceramics, both functional and fun. 

I am interested in collecting "Mug Shots" - photos of customers interacting with my mugs in a non-traditional manner (i.e. not just drinking from them). This is especially easy for the mustache mugs, simply hold the mug up to your face so it looks like you have a mustache! The Monster mugs require a bit more imagination to pose, but the idea is to show that pottery can have character and be interactive.

Submitted Mug Shot photos will be posted on my Facebook page

My Goal

This project is a natural progression of what I enjoy about art (humor!) and will allow me to turn a hobby into a profession. Kickstarter is a website that will help me get the start-up funds that I need to start my own studio and purchase a wheel and small electric kiln. In addition to collecting your pictures, I would like to increase production to sell at local craft shops, art fairs and have an online Etsy shop. In return for donations, you will get ceramics!

The Mugs

I hand throw and alter each mug, so they vary slightly in size and shape. Typically they hold between 12-14 oz and are about 4" tall. All of my pottery is high-fire stoneware and are food (obviously), microwave and dishwasher safe.

Each glaze also turns out a little differently depending on the firing temperature and where they're located in the kiln. All of the mustache mugs and both the "scarecrow" and "teeth" monster mugs will have a white outer glaze with a blue interior. You will be given an option on the exterior glaze on the "feet" and "horns" mugs and can also choose the the color of mustache or eye color.

The Mini Monster Mugs are roughly the size of a shot glass and hold 2oz. They do not have handles and are kid-friendly since they're smaller, more compact and less likely to break from a short-distance drop. 

My large plates (ie. the birch plate) is 12" in diameter and can be used as a serving platter or a decorative piece.

Pledging

Everything helps! If you're able to donate, please do! And if you aren't, please pass this on to anyone and everyone who might be interested.

You won't be charged unless I reach my goal by the due date, December 30th. After that date, I'll contact you with info regarding the pieces you want made and any specific requests. Pieces will be finished by April 2012 at the latest, but I will be constantly making them on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Shipping

Due to the fragile nature of ceramics, it's fairly expensive to ship. I've created two pledging prices for each option, one that includes US shipping and one that is for local pick-ups. If you live in the Twin Cities Area you do not need to add shipping to your pledge price- I will arrange several pick-up times/locations. If you live outside of the United States please contact me before pledging to calculate shipping costs. 

Thank You!

-Roxie (rspeth@gmail.com)

Music is "Shady Grove" by Shake that Little Foot.

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