Drinkware

Mid-drift Harness - Kinbaku Kink Mug

$250.00

Shipping to United States: $18.00
  • Details
    Some of the best things in life. Rope tying and binding of the body; consensually of course. This mug features the art of a tight bind (Kinbaku) in a sensual, strong, and sweet form (kata). Made especially for an exhibition that was held this spring in Cincinatti, Ohio. It marked the anniversary of the Mapplethorpe trial, when Art fought the law and Art won. In 1990, art was put on trial in a highly publicized and political showdown. The Mapplethorpe obscenity trial—the first time a museum was taken to court on criminal charges related to works on display—became one of the most heated battlefronts in the era’s culture wars. Taking place over two weeks in the fall of 1990, the resulting attention challenged perceptions of art, public funding, and what constituted “obscenity." Some might view my kinbaku kink designs as taboo, but it is art and I love it. I hand-built the handles in this series to look like rope.

    Wheel-thrown porcelain. Cone 10. Measures 3.25"x4.0". Lead free, food safe. Microwave safe. Wash by hand only for longevity and to build a relationship with your pottery. Made on Wiyot Territory.
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