What's so Ausum?
How is the mug made?
Clay is the base for all studio pottery. The clay is placed on a turning wheel to mould it into the desired shape. A very distinguished characteristic of wheel-thrown pottery is the lines created while wheel-throwing. A slit is placed on the side to hold the teabag in place.
All pieces of the set are dried completely before firing for the first time, called bisque firing. The colour of the clay determines the colour of the fired piece. The mugs are made in small batches with attention given to every piece to ensure a perfect outcome.
Glazing is a skill in itself and is an ultimate challenge for the potter. The bisque-fired pieces are glazed by dipping them in the liquid glazes. Glaze to pottery is like icing on a cake. The Ausum logo is stamped onto the mug and voila! Our teaware is ready to ship to you!
Ask us why
What is studio pottery?
Handmade or studio pottery is about creating unique masterpieces. They are perfectly imperfect. No two pieces are alike so your studio pottery piece is unique and has the maker’s original stamp of creativity on it.
What is the mug made of?
Clay is the base for all studio pottery. The clay is placed on a turning wheel to mould it into the desired shape. A very distinguished characteristic of wheel-thrown pottery is the lines created while wheel-throwing. It is like a sculpture, entirely made by hands.
How can I wash the mug?
You can use mild detergent and soft sponges to clean the mug or wash in a dishwasher.
What is the slit for?
The slit is made to hold your teabag in place while your tea steeps to its perfect state.