My Moose mugs are handmade on my potters wheel, they are made a bit taller than my coffee mugs in my listing. The Moose is hand stamped and attached. The base of the mug is beveled while throwing the piece to allow more balance. After their first firing , The Moose are then highlighted with a black under-glaze . all my pieces are hand dipped in 100% Lead free high fire glazes. All my pieces are microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe.