Being the eccentric beer geek that I am, I’m always looking for new, fun, unique and quirky beer gadgets and accessories. And I like my swag like I like my beer — artisan, hand-crafted and made with love.
Unique objects make awesome gifts, and with this holiday season rapidly approaching, I’ve been on the mission to uncover fun, original and quirky gifts for my very special beer geek friends.
The coolest thing I recently stumbled upon was porcelain ceramic beer glasses and beer goblets produced by Jim Gottuso, a talented potter and the author of the blog Sofia’s Dad’s Pots.As someone who loves Ancient Greek and Egyptian art exhibits, I find Jim’s unique designs to be quite appealing.
The beer glasses can be viewed and purchased a the Gottuso Etsy Store.
About Sofia’s Dad’s Pots
Functional porcelain ceramics made by none other than Sofia’s Dad. Glazes are dishwasher safe, microwave-able and are LEAD FREE. You can eat off of them and drink out of them and I do. Pots are thrown on an electric wheel and fired in an electric kiln. These pieces are decorated using a combination of chattering and etching using a resist. Chattering is a method of allowing a metal “rib” to bounce on the surface of a rotating vessel while the resist method is done by physically painting a resist on with a brush and etching the areas that are left exposed. The latter method can be done multiple times and the combination of techniques results in various delicate and visually complex decorations.
Note: I will ship anywhere that the US Postal Service ships which is almost everywhere. I have successfully shipped to England, Belgium and Australia. If you live outside the US, just send me a message via Etsy or email me at go2sew(at)gmail(dot)com and I will pack the piece, take it to the Post Office, get the shipping price, and edit the listing with said price to your particular country.
Please visit my blog to get a glimpse of how things are made and the life of a potter.
I saw these the other day. They are not cheap, but seems like they would be well worth having one. Kind of a cool idea!
I like these. I also just got my friend a membership to beertshirtcub.com for Christmas. They send you a t-shirt each month with a new microbrewery logo on it. Pretty cool.
I would not mind owning one of those