6/9/2020 7 Comments
Exploring a new Mug Style
As I have said many times before, I am no longer making mugs but our life as a potters has come to a screeching halt since all of our art fairs have been cancelled through July. I am spending more time in the studio making smaller items and testing glazes however, I am throwing almost everything away that comes out of the kiln. Honestly, production has been very slow and as luck would have it our glazes have been misbehaving - not really sure what the actual culprit is yet. We are still working on the solution.
One of my friends (Mo Anderson) has been requesting a mug similar to what I used to make so many years ago and another crystalline artist friend (Holly McKeen) challenged me to explore the making of mugs using similar forms found in our larger pieces - interestingly enough, her suggestion takes me right back to the mug forms I was making so long ago.
So here they are - exploring a new and yet familiar form.
Let me know what you think.
2/24/2021 01:53:16 pm
This morning, I shattered my favorite mug, one I bought from you, Glenn, at a Custer Street Fair twenty years ago. I'm totally gutted--this mug had the perfect colors for coffee, it was the perfect volume (12 oz), and fit into my hand like a glove. Even after I'd emptied its contents, I enjoyed just holding the mug in my hand like a worry stone.
4/11/2021 10:37:30 am
Yes!!! I hear you! My husband and I bought 2 mugs about 10 years ago at an Arts festival in Jacksonville, FL. His handle broke about 5 years ago and mine broke yesterday( only ourselves to blame)I feel exactly the same way, I loved EVERYTHING about it!!
4/11/2021 11:53:24 am
Honestly, I couldn't bring myself to throw away all of the pieces--the two biggest ones sit on my work desk, just as they did when they were united.
4/11/2021 10:45:01 am
Would LOVE to have one of those!!
12/8/2021 03:20:08 pm
My favorite mug recently cracked. A new one is on my holiday wish list.
2/18/2022 12:12:05 am
Would LOVE to have one of those!! Can I buy these from you?
5/25/2022 11:19:33 am
I recently broke my mug. Now I am making new mug style. Your design looks so beautiful I will print it on my mug.
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