Monday, April 21, 2014

Mermaid Mug

I've been going over stuff I have made in the last year or so.  This 10 oz. mug has the handle on the corner opposite the one shown, which forces the user to drink from the corner.  My handles are very plain and utilitarian.  There's nothing wrong with them, but nothing that adds to the mug either.  I originally left the terra cotta exposed to represent the earth when I was working with plants designs about a zillion years ago.  I think I am going to experiment with taking the glaze down the bottom.  One of the benefits of working in low fire is that the glazes are so stable that i can go down to within a hair line of the base.

I posted this one on Facebook/ Mugshot Mondays.  There are lots of terrific mugs and cups there.  The only problem I have is the strange way Facebook posts, which seems to be completely random.  



We have had several days of real spring weather.  The pool is almost full;  I'll probably set up the pump and filter tomorrow.  Of course it's way too cold to even think of swimming, but it always makes me feel like summer is coming when I open the pool.  This also gives me time to work on it so I don't go nuts when the weather gets warm.

Enjoy the day and, as always, thanks for stopping by............*s*

5 comments:

  1. I like this shape an dhow the glaze heads toward the bottom. Spring weather, already I have a sunburn because it's been so nice to feel the sun. Usually I hover in the shade. xox

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  2. Dearest Suzi,
    So glad you had stable spring weather. At least we did have a lovely Easter Sunday and warm enough for a long and sunny walk. Quite a difference with the windy, cold weather and heavy rain on Friday... Let's hope we're there now; finally... This has been quite some spring experience.
    Hugs to you and enjoy your creations. This square mug is lovely. One can easily drink from such a corner!
    Mariette

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  3. That is one sweet mug. I like the exposed clay at the bottom, it gives a sense not only of earth but of the material used to make the piece.

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  4. I love the mermaid! I really like the exposed terra cotta, it really compliments glaze.

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