mugs are the most intimate item a potter makes. they get used often. choosing the right mug for that first cup of coffee is the first decision of the day. mugs are most likely the first form a potter masters. and they are all about the handle. well made handles make the mug successful. handles also become a stylistic trademark. like achieving your own " sound " as a musician, handles become recognized as made by a particular potter. i still love throwing 100 mugs in one sitting. after the first 5 or 6 it becomes a meditation ........ lately i have been stamping designs into them before attaching the handles. the mugs pictured above are made with a white stoneware, sprayed with slip and glazed with an amber glaze, fired to ^10 in reduction.
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- ▼ 2007 (15)