Saturday, November 26, 2011
A Myriad of Mugs
Gary took some great photos of the mugs for me. I like testing the mugs to see how they feel in my hand. This first one doesn't have a handle but it's a happy feeling cup because of the color and the heavy texture. I think a few of the other textured mugs would also be good without handles.
I had a great firing; everything turned out well. One mug's handle is too small to get my hand in but maybe it can be a child's mug. I didn't post a photo of that one.
I liked making these mugs. I got to experiment with shapes, textures, slip colors, and later different glazes. I can fit quite a few in the kiln so I'm able to see the results quickly. Not sure why I never made mugs before, perhaps I wasn't ready till now. Next week I'll examine them more closely and see which ones I'd like to make more of and how I can refine the shapes.
This tin cup didn't disappoint and the handle works well. Three small spots resisted the glaze on the front which adds a touch of wabi sabi. Up next more fired work so stay tuned. Hope you're having a great holiday weekend. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.