Blue Water Mug
Handcrafted crackle glaze ceramic mug from the artisans of Vietnam’s Craft Link. To make these ceramics, artisans form clay in a mold, hand-finish it and apply a crackle glaze. This unique appearance is achieved by grinding glass into powder and combining it with oxide before applying to the bowl. After this the piece is dipped into the glaze and fired slowly, yielding the beautiful “crackle” finish. Craft Link, a nonprofit organization, works with Vietnamese artisans to generate income, with a focus on ethnic minorities, street children and artisans with disabilities.
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Craft Link, a nonprofit organization, works with Vietnamese artisans to generate income, with a focus on ethnic minorities, street children and artisans with disabilities. Craft Link also markets products from traditional Vietnamese handicraft villages. Craft Link helps artisan groups design new products, develop marketing opportunities, sells artisans’ handicrafts locally, and exports their handicrafts to fair trade organizations and commercial companies around the world. The organization’s goals include cultural preservation, public education on traditional handicraft, income generation for small-scale Vietnamese artisans and acquiring new markets. Artisans working with Craft Link receive tools, interest-free loans, education, training and literacy classes.