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How Are Ceramic Mugs Mass Produced?

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the ceramic mug use one every day but

how are they made

first the raw material is fed into a

grinder and pulverized into smaller more

manageable clay powder the clay powder

is combined with quartz feldspar and

water in a mixer for 15 hours the

refining process continues as the clay

slurry is fed into the molding tubes and

cast into long clay logs which are cut

into specific portions the portions play

disks are placed into a single use mold

and formed into the shape of your mug

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once dried the cup is removed from the

mold by hand and is ready for the next

step we handle application the muck

handles have been created in a similar

fashion to the body of the mug once

they've dried and been released from

their own molds the handles are dipped

in a mixture of the clay and water

called slip which acts like a glue it's

time for some detail work a technician

carefully removes any excess clay or

rough edges rinses off any dust or

debris and gives the mug the perfect

smooth finish now it's time for the mugs

to obtain their colour and trademark

ceramic glaze some mugs are dipped into

a single colored glaze the edges are

padded and they're ready for the next

step other mugs require a bit more Flair

such as a specially painted rim or a

different colored interior and exterior

all the mugs are hand dipped and painted

to ensure quality coating every time the

mucks are set aside for at least 12

hours in order for them to completely

dry before moving on to the ovens now

it's time to bake them which will cause

them to harden permanently rows and rows

of mugs are placed onto a conveyor which

will carry them through the oven and out

the other side the standard oven temp is

around 2200 degrees Fahrenheit great

news your mugs are now finished and they

look great the shipping equipment wraps

them in plastic boxes them up and ship

them out some lucky customers all over

the world some mugs will remain blank

and some will have a logo or text

printed on them transforming them into

branding superstars so the next time

you're enjoying a cup of coffee tea or

cocoa take a minute to glance down and

appreciate all the hard work and

craftsmanship that went into your

favorite mug

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