ATTENTION PLEASE: The shoji glaze is special as it will yield a so called craquelé over time of use. A fine pattern of dense cracking will form on the surface and the residues of coffee and tea will make it more visible over the years. As the name shoji of this glaze suggests, it is a reverence to Japanese wabi-sabi aesthetics which assigns value to age and the patina of regular use. The craquelé pattern is technically safe for use and not a reason for any claims. Also be aware that the glaze edge has a so called fiery rim, where the volcanic heat kissed the raw stoneware
Item: one rare hard stoneware cup, handmade and fired at 1,250°C in Germany
Specs: 280 grams // 190ml or 6.3oz volume // 6cm high // 9cm diameter
Quality: vitrified stoneware ceramics, food safe, dishwasher safe, ovenproof, and 100% lead free
Materials: stoneware clay, glazes, heat, 100% sourced and made in Germany
Our tableware comes without handles on principle of design and our genuine aesthetics, so for the use of our tableware we advise to pour only liquids with a temperature you and your guests can handle without risk of scalding. We do not take over any liability for injuries, which arise from the use of our ceramics.
Before ordering our products please refer to the Hartmud Work Standard to learn about our quality and ethics.
With complete disregard for mass-production we have chosen to build handcrafted unique and highest quality tableware that bear the signature of the maker through their distinguishing irregularities.
So while you can expect superior handling through the raw unglazed bottom surface and high thermic abilities through our high temperature stoneware firing, you accept the uniqueness of our ware.
This means every item may have some aesthetic flaws, and when buying our products you happily accept the occasional wrinkles in the clay body, the randomly applied glaze edge or uneven glaze coating, the occasional marks from our hands or instruments, the minimal deviations in the shapes of our design language, and that the raw unglazed bottom may scratch highly polished surfaces such as stainless steel.
Hartmud is clone free, and the imperfections make up the character of our vessels.
Please be aware that our policy of returns states that the customer bears the cost of shipping back unwanted products.
All that in mind you will certainly head for the right personal decision to become an owner of Hartmud rare hard German stoneware.