Tonga Hut 60th anniversary art show Moai, made by Michael Shigeru Sbicca, exclusively for Jungle Modern Ceramics.
This and "Tiki Patriot #1" were made for the 2018 "Stars and Stripes" parking lot sale and art show to celebrate, The Tonga Hut's 60th anniversary.
Unfortunately, they were un-fired in the kiln and were just on display at The Jungle Modern booth, and not entered kn the show. Since then, they have beem re-fired to the appropriate temperature and hold liquid.
At the time of making this, I was unclear what theme of the art show was. I didn't know if it was "Stars and Stripes" for 4th of July, or 60th anniversary, so that's why there's a patriotic/60th anniversary combo. Enjoy!!!
This is heavy, so it's considered more of a sculpture, than a mug, but the interior glaze is food-safe, should you choose to drink out of it.
Hand built with slabs of clay wrapped around abs pipes, then sculpted and carved.
Sgraffito carving is all done at random, making each piece unique.
12.5" tall x 3.25" across x 3.5" deep.
Holds about 18-20 ounces.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me before making a purchase.
Thank you for your patronage.