The Cotton Mural Mug is a rustic, handcrafted ceramic mug featuring the work of renowned painter Clementine Hunter. Part of the Clementine Hunter-inspired line of home decor, this whimsical mug makes a perfect addition to any collection. Clementine Hunter is a world renown folk artist from Louisiana. Born outside of Natchitoches Parish, Hunter began painting at 52 years old. Though completely self-taught, her work is celebrated for its expressive and vibrant depictions of Southern life. In her lifetime she created between 4,000 and 5,000 original paintings. Each of her pieces draw from her own experiences of living and working on a plantation. Hunter’s work is celebrated by the art community and historians for its cultural significance.
She was the first African American to be granted a solo exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art and Northwestern State College. Her work is vibrant and beautiful, offering a truly unique perspective to the viewer. It captures an important historical period now long past. The Cotton Mural is one of Clementine Hunter’s most celebrated works. It offers a unique depiction of life on a cotton farm. In the foreground, a man drives a horse-drawn carriage to deliver cotton from the fields to the gin. In the background, workers harvest and bale cotton. It’s a stunning work that fits beautifully on this cozy mug.
The artisanal glazing techniques captured the stunning brush work and bold colors of her paintings. Beautiful to display, but sturdy enough to use everyday, this gorgeous mug is a must have item for any lover of folk art. The Cotton Mural Mug also makes a thoughtful, one-of-a-kind gift for any special occasion. Whether a standalone piece or the many in a collection, the Cotton Mural mug is a inspiring conversation piece that will be enjoyed for years to come.