I've been thinking about mugs and cups lately. Mugs are the most interactive and intimate pieces I make. I hold them in my hand(s) to use them and put my mouth on the lips to drink. I am most concerned with the shape of the rim and how it feels against my lips. The lip can be uneven, able to be used at only one or two positions but it has to feel good. I don't like the sensation of drinking over sandpaper.
I've been using the cone and inverted cone for my hand built mugs lately. These are pleasant to hold and drink from. I also make square mugs, but I don't have any at present.
I like to make a nice plump form when I throw mugs. The roundness fits very nicely into my hand. I tend to cradle round mugs in the palm of my hand with my thumb through the handle for steadiness. The indented ridge prevents a lot of spills and splashes.
Feet have to be sturdy and stable. I don't want to think about how I have to put a mug down on the table. Feet also have to be smooth. For the last year I have been using terra sig and burnishing the feet.
For the first time in at least a week the sun is out. I know we needed rain but it was starting to get ridiculous!
The white bleeding heart has gone mad this year. I'm going to divide it a little and put some out near the pond.
This is a small...less than half the size....wild white violet. In the last few years it has established itself in the lawn and some of the planters. It's a little later than the other violets so it keeps the season going a little longer.
And here is the last of the daffodils. Due to the up and down temps I have had daffodils blooming since the end of February. In this area it's generally and cold and unpleasant spring which suddenly gets hot and stays hot, which means most bulbs are doomed to a few days of flowering. This year has been a pleasant change!
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