Cedarville Review, Kaitlyn Davis, Truths & Lies Mugs

Department/School of Contributor's Major

Art, Design, and Theatre

Publication Date

Spring 2024


Art and Design | Ceramic Arts

Type of Work



Four mugs with different inscriptions:

Mug #1: brown, "I'm worthless"
Mug #2: white, "I am wonderfully made"
Mug #3: brown, "I have to fix myself"
Mug #4: white, "made whole by Christ"



Contributor's Note

As I contemplated this project I began to think about what is associated with my favorite handmade mug. Diving into that question I began to think about the conversations I have with close friends that are often over coffee or tea. These conversations with close friends are beautiful and safe but can also be raw and painful as we dive past the surface and into our struggles. Oftentimes, these struggles are rooted in a lie that is contrary to God’s truth. Satan constantly seeks to bombard God’s children with lies that will shake our confidence in the Father. As believers, we are supposed to be in fellowship together, confess our brokenness to each other, and point each other back to God’s truth. For this project I created 30 mugs, 15 pairs of two mugs. In each pair of mugs, one displays a lie that Satan convinces people to believe, and the second mug displays God’s truth. The lies displayed are based on real conversations I have had with friends as well as responses on an Instagram pool where people shared the lies that they struggle with believing. The purpose of these mugs is to provide an opportunity for people to discuss the lies in their life and what God’s truth is in response. The mugs are crafted to foster opportunities for deeper and more vulnerable conversations among the community of believers.


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