How custom pet pottery works
I [Emily] make each and every mug by hand and to order. I'm a one woman studio so the process goes like this:
You place your order & send me your photos > I create a digital sketch of your pet > You approve or send me changes > I carve your pet's portrait into the wet clay > Then the clay transformation magic happens in the kiln and you have a durable mug for everyday use!
Photos of your pet
The best drawings come from high quality, close up photos. I recommend getting a photograph of your pet in natural lighting or outdoors. You can send 1-6 photos and I will use my best judgement of which one will work best.
I love photos that capture your pets personality (ie. goofy smile, piercing stare, favorite toy in mouth) and they always turn out so cute!
As a pet owner myself, I realize that it is a frustrating task capturing your pets personality AND having good lighting. I can work with most photos if needed but the detail I am able to accomplish will be different between a high quality natural lighting photo and a low resolution grainy one.
(COMING SOON) See below for examples of high quality photos and the finished mugs, and low quality photos and their mugs. No matter what, I always put the time and effort into making sure your sketch is a good likeness of your pet.
If you have any questions about photo quality and what you need to provide, shoot me a message and I can help.
I will provide you with a line drawing before I put needle to clay to make sure I captured your pet well. If you don’t like it I will re do it, make changes, or use a different photo. Whatever is necessary to make sure you LOVE your drawing.
I do not include fur detail on the sketch, but please send me a note if there is a particular fur detail that really makes your pet look unique and I will make sure to include that. I will add any coloring, markings, etc on the final drawing in clay.