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Discover whole new levels of elegance and class with this very special piece designed for classy taste
Each Mug Dimension : H- 3in X Diameter-3.5in; Weight of Each Empty Mug – 220gm; each Mug can hold 250ml
These mugs have been shaped stylishly to give you a good grip
Handmade out of clay, fired at high temperatures by the studio potters of Uttar Pradesh, India. This high quality stoneware product is food grade, microwave safe
At Style My Way we train and work with rural Indian artisan towards urbanizing Indian handicrafts and create lifestyle utility items. Style My Way picks & brings the very best of Indian artistry & craftsmanship

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Minimum Order Quantity- 5

Quartz & glass powder clay
Size – 8 inch
Package contents – 1 decorative plate
As one steps into the enchanting old city of jaipur, he/she is surrounded by an epiphany of crafts of every kind. What binds them all in the husk of the heat and the lure of the tales is an unending array of colours and motifs, be it pottery or textiles. Blue pottery, ever so elegant and always fragile, is a Craft, the pink city is celebrated


The name ‘blue pottery’ comes from the eye-catching blue dye that is used to color the pottery. Some of the pottery is semi-transparent and most are decorated with animal and bird motifs. The pottery has a unique appearance as it is made using Egyptian paste, glazed and low-fired. This is an artform that stands distinguished from all other forms of pottery owing to its usage of a special dough prepared by mixing quartz stone powder, powdered glass, Multani Mitti (Fuller’s Earth), borax, gum and water. It is the only pottery in the world that does not use clay. The technique beautifully produces decorative items like tiles, door knobs, pots, vases and plates.


The process of making blue pottery is tedious and time-consuming.The dough for molding is prepared by mixing the key five ingredients, previously mentioned. It is then rolled and flattened to the form of a 4-5 millimeter thick ‘Chapatti’ (pancake) which is put into moulds with a mixture of fne ‘Bajri’(stones) and ‘Raakh’ (ash made from burnt wood). The mold is now turned upside down and removed, and the dough obtained is left to dry. The pottery item, cleaned and shaped, is rubbed with ‘Regmaal’ to polish the surface. It is then dipped in a solution of quartz powder, powdered glass, edible flour (maida) and water and dried. A design is made on the dried, coated vessel with a solution of cobalt oxide and edible gum and the coloring is done by using oxides of various metals. These oxides are mixed with edible gum and then ground on the stone and applied using a brush.


What gives the final touch is a coating of glaze, done on the products by mixing powdered glass, borax, zinc oxide, potassium nitrate and Boric acid. This mixture is melted and cooled to form small pebbles which are ground to a powdered form and coated on the vessel after mixing with water and maida. Finally, the prepared products are heated in the closed kiln fuelled with charcoal at temperatures of 800 to 850 degrees Celsius.