"Men like swords can be forged in fire , those who change with every burning become the most formidable of weapons"-Michael Kurcina.
Mugs are in Chocolate with Sunset White Glaze.
Original sketch 2018
14 Ounce + Mug. Functional, beautiful, hand-thrown stoneware. Each one is also individually created by hand so that no two are exactly alike. The unique clay body with materials mined in OH, IN and KY, is combined in St. Paul, MN and high-fired to 2165º F (cone 6) which means unparalleled durability.
It's not always about Spartans, Punishers and Vikings. Be a Gunfighter, Writer, Wildman, Monk; man of action, man of intellect, man of emotion, man of spirit. Our tyger represents power, beauty, fierceness, revolution, unpredictability, and we ask modern men to challenge conformity just as Blake did against the soul crushing workings of the Industrial Revolution and human labor that stifles man. Release your inner energy against it. Fight against being a cliche and that means not being earth bound with your thinking.
Our artwork is is a modern look inspired by William Blake's poem The Tyger.
"The Tyger" is a poem by the English poet William Blake published in 1794 as part of the Songs of Experience collection. "The Tyger" is the sister poem to "The Lamb" (from "Songs of Innocence"), a reflection of similar ideas from a different perspective (Blake's concept of "contraries"), with "The Lamb" bringing attention to innocence. "The Tyger" presents a duality between aesthetic beauty and primal ferocity, and Blake believed that to see one, the hand that created "The Lamb", one must also see the other, the hand that created "The Tyger”: "Did he who made the Lamb make thee?"
Our illustration has a sword, tiger, moth, olive branch and M4 Rifles. What can you make of this symbolism?
"A man can change his nature no more easily than a hungry tiger can change its stripes, until he loses his scent and taste for the natural in order to hunt the supernatural. He must abandon all that he think he knows, those ideas about limitations and permissions, if he wants to start feeling like he's gaining ground and making a killing. Sometimes he must go a different path from the streak. Perhaps he must start small before he can envision hunting big game but he must start. He must abandon old ways of thinking in order to acquire new ways of stalking things that will make him a devastating beast in this wild world."~Michael Kurcina