Stoneware Ceramic Tumblers | Colibri Hand Painted Pattern

Drink creatively! An artistic vessel for your favorite beverage. Crafted from stoneware and intricately free-hand painted in the raised Colibrí pattern. Available individually, as well in sets of 2, 4, or 6. Elegant and artistic vessels quality made to accommodate cold or hot beverages while entertaining and celebrating amongst friends and family. Atop the suave stoneware surface the relief style pattern has a noticeable raised glossy texture making these tumblers equally beautiful to view and to hold in your hand. One side of the tumbler features the elegant Colibrí / hummingbird artwork.

Dimensions | Capacity | Specifications
• Measurements: 5.5”in tall x 3.25”diameter / 14cm x 8.25cm
• Capacity: 500mL / 16ounces / 2 cups
• Weight: .5Lb per tumbler *empty.

Handling and care recommendations: Hand washing stoneware is suggested for the main purpose to reduce likelihood of damage to vessel caused during loading / unloading, or from load shifting during cycle run.
Stoneware shooters are dishwasher safe, top shelf dry on low heat setting.  

Creative Utility of Stoneware.

These weighty and steadfast cups are not only a wonderful work of art. The stoneware's conductive properties help retain the temperature of preferred beverage.  A wonderful function in serving hot beverages like tea or coffee and the cold beverages like beer, juice, cocktails, etc. The most durable form of earthenware pottery, stoneware's high-fire curing process provides a dense, non-porous composition allowing it to be resistant to liquid and resilient over time. A perfect union of artistry and utility, each vessel requires a team of master ceramicists and skilled artisan painters to create.

Our Artisan Process in creating quality Stoneware.
Vessels With Utility and Artistry Crafted Through a Combination of Skilled Ceramic-Working and Technical Relief-Painting 

The tumbler is hand-molded and shaped from stoneware. The inside of each vessel is coated with a natural, non-toxic glaze. This perfect natural clay composition stoneware is known for its ability to handle high heat, non-toxic natural clay, steadfast weight, and long-lasting durability. These are just a few qualities you would expect from a quality vessel. 

The stoneware cups are twice baked in a high-fire kiln at temperatures reaching 1700˚F. This first bake transforms raw clay down to a molecular level. The high heat and curing process forces out tiny air pockets condensing the material to be as hard as a rock, hence the name "stoneware." The baked stoneware has a wonderful natural vanilla color and a soft matte finish.

The Textures of Relief Painting

The Colibrí Serpentine patterns and detailed artwork are applied by skilled hands, a process that insures both patterns and artwork on each piece are never exactly the same. This innovative artisan technique is called "relíeve" meaning "relief", the technique requires skilled artisans to apply layers of natural lead free paint by hand to the surface of each decanter. During the 2nd bake this relief painting technique literally raises the painted pattern providing a glossy texture just to the painted areas a beautiful contrast to the surface of the stoneware.

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