Help the curmudgeons in your life tell the world how they feel while they sip their cup of joe with a Phrase Mug ($45) by Tiny Cloud Ceramics. Carved with snarky sayings such as “Go away” and “Don’t talk to me,” the mugs are handmade by artist Mary Clark and feature pastel pink tones and cheerful twinkles or clouds. “I like to describe them as kitschy, cute and kawaii-style mixed with ’50s-esque retro design,” says Clark. While phrases might repeat, no two mugs are the same due to the handmaking process, which includes throwing the clay on a pottery wheel and hand-carving each design. “I’ve had trouble expressing myself and never feel like I can call people out,” says Clark. “These are things that you really wish you could tell somebody. So I put it on a cup instead.” instagram.com/tinycloudceramicsClick here to read the full list of 25 items from our Handcrafted Cleveland Shopping Guide.
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October 28, 2019