The Cotton Picking Mug was handcrafted by ceramic artisans for a rustic feel. An ideal mug for enjoying a morning chicory coffee, this artisanal dish is both functional and a work of art. Featuring the painting “Cotton Picking” by Clementine Hunter, lovingly crafted with the same care as the original artist. The highly specialized glazing technique ensures that the bold colors and fine detail are perfectly captured. Made by highly trained ceramic artists, this high quality mug will be enjoyed for years. The painting depicted on the mug is one of Hunter’s most recognizable works.
Like many of her pieces, it shows the daily life of the plantation workers she spent her life with. Set in her home, Melrose Plantation this beautiful painting shows workers harvesting cotton from the fields. Characterized by expressive and passion brush work, Hunter’s pieces have a unique, personal style. Though she was self-taught starting at the age of 52, she perfected her unique style by painting over 4,000 pieces. Her bold use of color and unique subject matter caught the attention of the art critics and she became the first African American artist to have a solo exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art. More than just a painter, Hunter was also a cultural historian. She offers viewers a window into the once vibrant world of the Southern plantation.
Though now faded into history, her work documents this past lifestyle through her own perspective and experience. Many of her paintings were created from memories she gathered during her life outside of Natchitoches Parish. Her legacy lives on in the Clementine Hunter-inspired home decor collection. Featuring unique handmade pieces, the collection offers something for everyone art lover. This beautiful mug is a great introduction to the vibrant works of this celebrated Louisiana folk artist.