Click to enlargeOld Bones and Yeast + Mud + This

5.75" x 3.5"

The warm-colored sediment on the mug's exterior is from inside an amphora taken from a shipwreck (Either Tannit or Elissa) at Ashkelon Excavations in the eastern Mediterranean. Economists, conservators, engineers, archaelogists and more people have been researching this material. It's the only sediment that makes gassey blisters and when I asked molecular gastronomist Patricia Gadsby about it she suggested that yeasts from the wine, even from 8th Century B.C. couyld still be active. I've designed some process to minimize these blisters on mugs.

Interior celadon and exterior Robin's Egg matte glazes were assembled from refined materials. Seaglass thumbwell in the handle.