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Ayla Mullen Ceramics

MADE TO ORDER: Custom Pacific Crest Trail Mug

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Want to commemorate your thru hike with a custom Pacific Crest Trail coffee mug? Order a custom PCT mug, and I'll make it specially for you. You can even choose to have your trail name and thru hike year engraved on the bottom of the mug!

**There will be 20 of these available for preorder**


I made these mugs first for myself and my amazing trail family the summer after we thru-hiked, as a way to revisit all of my memories of the trail. 

This is the first time I've ever offered a 'made-to-order' item, so I'll just say that my goal is to get all of them made in one making cycle (around 2 months), but there are always unexpected issues and mistakes that arise in the ceramic process, so I will be officially promising completion in 4 months. I know that's a long ways out, but handmade pots are a labor of love!

All PCT mugs will be slightly different and unique, but will definitely feature a landmark from each of the 5 “sections” of the trail:

Desert: Joshua tree, rattlesnake

High Sierras: Mt Whitney 

Northern California: lupine flowers, wildfire smoke

Oregon: the Bridge of the Gods, evergreen trees

Washington: the Northern Terminus monument

Dishwasher and microwave safe. 

Dimensions: 3.5" H x 4.25" W
14oz capacity.


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My designs are inspired by the wild plants and trees that I encounter in my adventures, as well as by memories of the plants of my childhood in the Pacific Northwest. Each piece is hand-carved from scratch, so even though I often repeat the same design, each piece is one-of-a-kind and handmade with care in my studio in Bellingham, WA.

This piece was hand thrown on the wheel with stoneware clay. The decoration was hand-carved and inlaid with color before the piece was fired. I mix all of my own glazes and fire in a gas reduction kiln to 2400 degrees F.

CARE:

All pieces are food safe, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe, and can be used in the oven.

When using pottery in the kitchen, the key to longevity is avoiding temperature shocks, for example taking a bowl out of the fridge and putting it straight into the microwave or oven.

When using pottery in the oven, place the room temperature dish in a cold oven and heat it up with the oven. When pulling hot dishes out of the oven, beware of setting them on a wet surface.

If you follow these simple guidelines, you should enjoy a lifetime of use from my pottery.

Materials & Process

Stoneware Clay, Food Safe Glaze, fired to 2400* F in a Gas Reduction Kiln

Care information

All pieces are food safe, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe, and can be used in the oven.

When using pottery in the kitchen, the key to longevity is avoiding temperature shocks, for example taking a bowl out of the fridge and putting it straight into the microwave or oven.

When using pottery in the oven, place the room temperature dish in a cold oven and heat it up with the oven. When pulling hot dishes out of the oven, beware of setting them on a wet surface.

If you follow these simple guidelines, you should enjoy a lifetime of use from my pottery.