Thor‘s Moonlight Edition of Pirate at the Helm Tiki Mug (Whoopsies) - Ready-to-ship!
What are “Whoopsies”?
During production, sometimes 'Whoopsies!' happen. These mugs we still consider sellable and usable, but we’ve previously held them back from shipping for often very small and obscure reasons that most people wouldn’t notice. While all of our mugs are hand made and unique, some are a little more unique than others. We’ve had many people inquire about mugs that we’ve not had in-stock for awhile, so we thought this could be a good way to get some mugs that we no longer produce into the hands of those who really want them, and to make room on our shelves for new mugs that we’ve got in the works.
Each of these tiki mugs will have one or more of these, or other, small issues: glaze somewhere unintended, tiny black dots from particles in the kiln, glaze smudges, superficial cracks that don’t affect the integrity of the mug, variation in color or glaze texture, etc. As each mugs issues vary and are unique, they aren’t reflected in pictures here. Mugs are being sold in as-is condition. While we reserve the right to permanently mark mugs on bottom, out of sight, to indicate they're part of this group, this set will not be marked. Exchanges for alternate 'Whoopsie!' mugs will be allowed if buyer pays shipping costs. Mugs will not arrive cracked (excludes superficial ‘cracks’).
“Whoopsie” mugs are offered at discounted price.
These mugs are in-stock and ready to be packed and shipped.
Tom "Thor" Thordarson's Pirate at the Helm Tiki Mug - Moonlight Edition
“Maritime legend tells of a fine pirate that sailed the Pacific searching to add to his growing collection of Tiki carvings from the islands he explored.
So fascinated with this art form, he wove their beauty into the wooden skin of his galleon ! But great and mighty were the squalls that locked their talons grip upon his sails and left them tattered and a flutter!
The lighting and beckoning of Davy Jones took life and flesh from both ship and captain, leaving him lifeless, with iron grip at the great ships helm. His crimson red frock coat shredded and fluttering like the tell tails of a jib. His bones bleached from the salty sea and scorching sun. Yet he remains fast to the wheel...on a ghost ship destined for lands unknown.“
Pirate at the Helm, a continuation of Thor’s pirate tiki mug series, and comes with a custom tiki cocktail recipe crafted by Kelly Merrell.
This ceramic tiki mug was designed by Thor, sculpted by Thor, and was one of our first two mugs that had been manufactured in-house at TikiLand Trading Co. by the same team that previously made mugs released by Thor Arts! The first two editions of this mug were manufactured in-house, and due to more interest, and the desire to make an edition that was more accessible, we produced this edition overseas. It is nearly identical in size and weight as the two editions we previously released which were made in Southern California.
About this Tiki Mug:
As you can see in the one bar photo we've included, based on lighting this mug can take on very different looks. The darker the lighting, the more ghostly it looks!
This mug holds about 21oz (varies slightly mug to mug).
This mug weighs about 2 lbs and is 8 inches tall.
This mug is Ready to Ship!
This is a collaboration between TikiLand Trading Co. and Thor.
Designed in sunny Southern California by TikiLand Trading Co. Imported.
Each mug is hand made. Each mug is hand cast, hand cleaned up seam lines, then individually hand glazed! As a result, each mug will be unique and have small variations in glaze, color, cleanup, etc.