Self-taught sculptor Katie Marks has been handcrafting coffee mugs which instead of dangling over your kitchen sink, could easily be placed in the middle of an art gallery.

Inspired by the world around her, Katie crafts these exquisite mugs layer by layer, either glazing breathtaking galaxies on them, or hand forming delicate crystals on the sides. “I love the fact that I can take a lump of dirt and turn it into something unique and beautiful from my brain,” Marks told My Modern Met.

She started her sculpting career after finding a pottery wheel on Craigslist, which she worked without any formal training. This led her to a production potter, where she got a job as a studio assistant and learned everything from glaze chemistry to kiln firing.

But if you want to take your morning coffee out of one of Katie's works, you're gonna have to be quick. Because the forever growing fanbase of her ceramics at her Silver Lining Ceramics Etsy shop is prone to snatch any new creation of hers in mere minutes.

More info: Etsy (h/t)

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Agata Kopka 2 years ago

No sugar needed if you drink from THIS! I love them!

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Margaret Coombe 2 years ago

All beautiful

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Kerri Russ 2 years ago

SO many of these remind me of the landscapes in World of Warcraft. So beautiful!

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Kim Culvey 2 years ago

Are the crystals on this mug done in a Raku fashion? And you're work is absolutely gorgeous!!

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Agata Kopka 2 years ago

I can totally see myself poking my eye with the top cristal 😂 beautiful tho...

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Mer 2 years ago

Beautiful!!

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Calin Dragos 2 years ago

i love it!

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Galeanthropy2017 2 years ago

Unsophisticated yet elegant...simply beautiful.

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Sharol Fowler 2 years ago

Wonderful

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Desiree Summer 2 years ago

this one reminds me of the little mermaid for some reason

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Cheryl Archer 2 years ago

<3

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Cheryl Archer 2 years ago

This just might be my favorite so far!

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Emily Rose 2 years ago

I really like all of these, but some would be practically impossible to clean.

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