Portland ceramic artist Michael Newsome has a background in photography, food & wine, and travel. He attended the Oregon College of Art & Craft. Michael blends his creative and culinary worlds to create this beautiful, functional tableware. He works with many glazes and is inspired by his surroundings in nature as well as the colorful bounty of seasonal food. This collection of mugs was created exclusively for Canoe, using custom formulated glazes over a fully vitrified reddish brown clay body. The rubbed edge lends a rustic note, while the generously sized handle is comfortable for all. The handmade nature of these pieces produces subtle variations in form and color. Microwave and dishwasher safe.