Children's Elephant Mug
These hand built elephant mugs were originally made for my own child. After sharing photos I got requests from other parents to make more. There's currently only a few available but more could be made on request.
The size is ideal for my 4 year old girl. They may not be suitable for children much younger than this, due to the breakable nature of pottery. That said, they are fairly sturdy and all the ones in our house have survived a few knocks around the table, and during washing.
The body of the mug was thrown on the pottesr wheel, after some drying the handles were pulled and attached. The eyes and trunk were rolled and modelled from additional lumps of clay.
The glazes are lead free and safe to use in microwaves and dishwashers. Currently there are two colours available, a light blue/green and a dark green/brown. They stand around 7 cm tall and measure 7 cm wide at the rim. They would make a great gift for a family who appreciates handmade crafts, and avoids the use of too much plastic.