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Maori War Canoe Tiki Mug middle piece Addition

90.00
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Maori War Canoe Tiki Mug middle piece Addition

90.00

If you already own a set, and want to extend the length of the canoe, you can purchase additional middle pieces here. Price listed is for 1 middle piece.

Holds 30 oz.Orders will be ready for shipping 3 to 10 weeks after ordering. Contact me for a more accurate shipping date.

All of my mugs are stoneware, not earthenware, meaning that they are fired to a higher temperature than most tiki mugs. This adds to the cost but produces stronger pieces and allows for a unique palate of glaze colors and patterns. 

100% handmade in Port Costa, CA by Shima Ceramics. Every piece is signed, and each stern piece is numbered. 

The waka, or war canoe, was used by the Maori people of New Zealand to transport warriors and intimidate their enemies. I felt that such a formidable vessel would be the perfect presentation piece at tiki parties and events. I envisioned a multi-piece tiki mug set in which the host would distribute a punch bowl's worth of mai tais or painkillers. Each guest or couple would get their own piece of the canoe to drink from.

When I started sculpting this piece a year ago, I didn't anticipate the amount of time and dedication it would take. Nor did I foresee the logistical pitfalls I would encounter when trying to cast highly detailed matching angular forms out of clay. Many thanks to my partner Ashleigh for holding down the fort while I disappeared to my studio every night. 

For more pictures and videos of the Maori War Canoe tiki mug set, check out shimaceramics on instagram. There are some videos of it as a work in progress as well.

Mahalo for your support! -Chris Shima

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If you already own a set, and want to extend the length of the canoe, you can purchase additional middle pieces here. Price listed is for 1 middle piece.

Holds 30 oz.Orders will be ready for shipping 3 to 10 weeks after ordering. Contact me for a more accurate shipping date.

All of my mugs are stoneware, not earthenware, meaning that they are fired to a higher temperature than most tiki mugs. This adds to the cost but produces stronger pieces and allows for a unique palate of glaze colors and patterns. 

100% handmade in Port Costa, CA by Shima Ceramics. Every piece is signed, and each stern piece is numbered. 

The waka, or war canoe, was used by the Maori people of New Zealand to transport warriors and intimidate their enemies. I felt that such a formidable vessel would be the perfect presentation piece at tiki parties and events. I envisioned a multi-piece tiki mug set in which the host would distribute a punch bowl's worth of mai tais or painkillers. Each guest or couple would get their own piece of the canoe to drink from.

When I started sculpting this piece a year ago, I didn't anticipate the amount of time and dedication it would take. Nor did I foresee the logistical pitfalls I would encounter when trying to cast highly detailed matching angular forms out of clay. Many thanks to my partner Ashleigh for holding down the fort while I disappeared to my studio every night. 

For more pictures and videos of the Maori War Canoe tiki mug set, check out shimaceramics on instagram. There are some videos of it as a work in progress as well.

Mahalo for your support! -Chris Shima

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