Not only is the Holman Brownie Mug great for cooking a quick brownie—it's a beautiful mug for coffee or tea! Comes with a recipe card for gift giving.
Holman Pottery is designed for everyday use. It is lead-free fine stoneware and can be used in the microwave, dishwasher, and oven (avoid drastic temperature changes such as taking from the refrigerator to a hot oven).
- Glaze Design: Eco Ash
- Handmade in Texas
- Approximate Size: 3.5" tall x 4" top diameter x 2" bottom diameter
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Since 1989, artist potter Tony Holman has operated Holman Pottery along with his wife. Tony designs, throws, and decorates the pottery. He developed his pottery skills in 1978 at Indiana University and fine tuned them in 1980 at Bloomington Pottery. Tony received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Indiana University in 1982 and a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of North Texas in 1986.
Tony throws most of his pots on a potter's wheel. Others are slab constructed and altered. When the pots become leather-hard (halfway between wet and dry) handles are added and each piece is signed. Upon becoming completely dry, the pottery is loaded into a gas kiln. These pots are then fired to a temperature of 1830 degrees Fahrenheit. Upon unloading the kiln, they are glazed and some are decorated with colored clays (slips) and oxides. They are then fired a second time to a temperature of 2336 degrees Fahrenheit. These extreme temperatures ensure the durability of the pottery.
The shapes of Tony's vessels are functional but can simply be decorative. Close attention is paid to the finished touches of this pottery including the way the handles are attached and Tony's unique way of completing the lids and rims. Because Holman Pottery is hand crafted, no two are exactly alike. Therefore, the variations of color, texture and shape lend to the artistic nature of this pottery and should by no means be considered defective.
Holman Pottery Brownie Mug Microwave Recipe
- 2 packets of instant hot chocolate mix
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 Tbsp. softened butter, or vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 3 Tbsp. flour
In the Holman Pottery Brownie Mug beat the egg, then beat in the hot chocolate mix, sugar, and butter. Stir in the flour. Microwave for 60-90 seconds, until mostly cooked. There should be a shiny, uncooked spot about the size of a dime or quarter. It will finish cooking as it cools. Serve right out of your Holman Pottery Brownie Mug with ice cream, and/or hot fudge sauce, chopped nuts, or whatever you have!
Clean up is easy!