Clay mugs that look like old cardboard


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#2

Back in my youth, we got our hands on a Polaroid camera. While the image was developing, you could use a popsicle stick on the back to moosh the colors around. Sometimes the results were hilarious, sometimes creepy and haunting.


#3

We used to pee on them.


#4

…but that didn’t affect the colours at all. It was just really satisfying, for some reason…


#5

No… peeing didn’t work. But we did use to torture the hell out of developing Polaroids back in art school. Some things worked, some didn’t.
Lucas Samaras did a lot of work in this area with a large format version.


#6

Looks like something you’d find on my desk. I say that with pride too.


#7

I have ceramic version of disposable paper coffee cups and they’re pretty cool, they look like the real thing but sadly they have no handles and they’re 8 oz which is not enough for me to get going in the morning.

Found it, it’s this one :slight_smile:


#8

I remember seeing some ceramic Chinese food containers at a ceramics factory/store in Burlington, VT, ages ago (Burlington Pottery, I guess). But much more delicate than this:


#9

I saw some ceramic likenesses of half-crushed styrofoam cups at the Euro store the other day. If my cupboard weren’t already overflowing with novelty cups, I probably would’ve bought one. Plus they also had the “no handle” issue


#10

New Yorkers of a certain age will recognize these.


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