In her Pocono Mountains studio, JoAnn hand throws each stoneware anchor mug on a wheel, adds hand cut details and handle, then fires, glazes and fires each one again. Each anchor mug is handcrafted exclusively for Uno Alla Volta. No two mugs are exactly alike. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Approx. 4.5in. high and hold 14 oz.
Chipped 1st time hand-washed! This is an addendum to an earlier review for this mug, of which I bought two. I was planning on returning them after I thought about it because the color wasn't what I had expected. My husband told me not to bother because it wasn't worth the cost of shipping them back. They appeared to be sturdy and well made BUT, when I hand-washed them recently in order to use them for the first time at my summer home, one of the mugs chipped on the edge! It was NOT roughly handled; I used a dishcloth to circle the rim. Very disappointed in the craftsmanship when even such simple handling could cause a piece to flake off. An expensive defect, I guess and I am unwilling to incur the costly postage to get it replaced!!
By iggypals3 from Cumberland, Rhode Island
Superior Workmanship, but... Ordered 2 of these mugs for Christmas gift to my husband. The mugs represent superior craftsmanship--sturdy, attractive, large capacity. Gave 4 stars only because I was disappointed in the coloration. I expected more of the blue/green shown in the photo; I learned that the artist mixes her colors as she desires, without special regard to a theme, I suppose. Since the mug has a nautical theme, I assumed (always a mistake!) that the color would mirror the ocean hues, like the picture on the website. Instead, the mugs are much more dark green. If you don't need them to coordinate with anything, then no worries. That said, they are still excellent quality, and I chose to keep them even though they don't "go" with my summer home's kitchen colors at all.
By Amber P. from Minneapolis, MN
Exquisite! This mug is so much more than I had hoped for! It is beautifully hand crafted and durable enough for daily use. I am hesitant to put it away in the cupboard, as it adorns my kitchen so well. Thank you so much!!