Like all the best projects, I kinda fell into this through a series of improbable coincidences. I have started a new “thing” I’m calling Squid And Wren Illustration, and selling hand-illustrated mugs on Etsy.
This probably seems a bit out of the blue from the outside. But it’s something I have been working on for about a month now. Sourcing materials, sketching out designs, making test mugs, that sort of thing. From my perspective, it’s a relief to finally be able to talk about it publicly.
Not to give away all my Trade Secrets, but he basics of it are, you can buy these awesome Sharpie-like markers. Use them to draw on porcelain things – mugs, plates, whatever. Bake the item for 30 minutes at 300 degrees, and the ink becomes permanent. Microwave-proof, dishwasher-proof, apparently even resistant to being scrubbed off with steel wool, although I haven’t tried that myself.
Now perhaps you can help me with a conundrum. I don’t know which side of the mug the design should appear on. What would you expect to see, in a mug like this?
(If you can’t see the poll, click here to view it directly.)
As always, all results are anonymous. And thank you to everyone in advance for your help!