This mug is formed by hand with a textured brown stoneware clay. The clay is rolled out and then impressed with my own hand made texture motifs. Afterwards it is formed into a cylinder, bottom and handle added, then fired to stoneware temperature with a "breaking" glaze that allows the edges of the texture to show through. Glazes are food, dishwasher, and microwave safe. Bottoms are smoothed with 200 grit diamond sanding pads, so they with not scratch surfaces.