Mitchell Spain Artist Collaboration
We're stepping up our growler game with artist collaborations. Our first collection of artist growlers are made in partnership with ceramic artist, Mitchell Spain. Growing up on the outskirts of a small town in central Iowa, Mitchell says he was raised with rust: "whether it was salt-induced rust on wheel wells, rusting farm equipment, or decaying tools found in barns and outbuildings, rust was everywhere." As a boy he spent hours rummaging through barns and junk piles, pondering the origins of countless obscure rusty objects and how we could re-purpose them to give them a new life.
Today Mitchell has created a process to make ceramic objects replicate the look and feel of those old rusty items from his childhood; from hip flasks with functional threaded lids, to cups and shot glasses, and now a collection of three growlers inspired by vintage oil company logos. With his skillful technique and attention to detail, you won't believe they're ceramic!
Every detail is hand-finished, making each one unique. Decals are applied to the front, back and lid of the growler, and a special collaborative PGC-Mitchell Spain logo is on the bottom. Learn more about Mitchell on our blog.
About the Esso Logo
The name Esso is based on the phonetic version of the company's name pre 1911- Standard Oil (or S.O.). The Esso Sprocket Growler is inspired by the collectible Esso logo from the 1960s with the cool motor oil guy.