Mug handmade by Benoit Audureau in France.
Benoit likes to prepare soil. A raw earth that is not denatured. Its clays come from brickyards or small local potteries. These are crushed, everything that is in the clay remains in the clay. These clays after cooking will reveal all their imperfections. The production is entirely based on utility and small decorative series. The pieces are covered with a white magnesian enamel baked in an electric oven at 1270°. A white enamel which, depending on the soil, will reveal shades of grey, blue or green.
MATERIALS : Terre du Fuilet (Maine et Loire) made by a grinding process by a potter in the village.
TECHNIQUE : Turning and deformation, and cutting of facets by hand
ENAMEL : Satin magnesian white
COLOUR : Bare earth (red to chocolate brown) - White/grey satin enamel
DIMENSIONS : Ø 8.5cm Height 8.5cm, 255ml
USES AND MAINTENANCE:
Microwave: Not recommended
Oven: No (avoid above 100°)
NOTE: Like any handcrafted product, these pieces may have slight variations in shape, color and thickness.
A natural patina can appear over time in contact with food, fatty or acidic, there is a coloring of the cracking of the enamel (small cracks in the enamel which is created when it comes out of the oven but does not call into question the strength of the enamel)