Super scary zombie mugs! We speak to the self-taught ceramicist behind them

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Super scary zombie mugs! We speak to the self-taught ceramicist behind them

We got a good scare last month when we laid our eyes on Kevin Merck’s incredible hyper-realistic zombie mugs. Even though these masterpieces scared the living daylights out of us, we were obsessed with them — the skills involved in making them look so lifelike are astounding.

So we spoke to the ceramicist behind these terrifying mugs, Kevin Merck, and asked him all about how he makes ’em, and if he’s planning to release a new batch of mugs in the future.

Tell us how you first got into pottery. Did you go to school for it? Did you have a passion for working with clay?

‘I started studying under Master Potter Wayne Hewell around 15 years ago. I have never had any formal training. Wayne taught me how to turn on a wheel and work with clay b…

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