We’re launching a limited run of new William Faulkner mugs handcrafted by ceramic artist David Kring at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3!
Although Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner was a Mississippi native, he loved Kentucky.
Legends tell that he’d visit the state at every opportunity, perhaps making a trip to Lexington to visit his cousin, artist Henry Faulkner. He even covered the 1955 Kentucky Derby for a then-new magazine called Sports Illustrated.
And, in Faulkner’s 1929 novel The Sound and The Fury, his tragic character Quentin Compton speaks the line: “I have believed that God is not only a gentlemen and a sport; he is a Kentuckian too.”
We’ve further immortalized Faulkner’s Kentucky connection with a run of limited-edition mugs handmade and illustrated in Kentucky by ceramic artist David Kring. Each mugs features an illustrated portrait of Faulkner in his prime, paired with the famous quote: “I have believed that God is not only a gentlemen and a sport; he is a Kentuckian too.” (Hand-lettered by Colleen Newcomb of Letterland Glass).
Don’t delay! We only have a limited number of these bad boys to offer. Get yours when they go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in the online shop and at The Kentucky Fun Mall, 720 Bryan Ave. in Lexington.