Aurora Borealis Mug has a slightly-tapered waistline. I took inspiration from the way my father held his coffee cup, around the middle, instead of using the handle. Wrap your fingers around this beauty and savor your favorite beverage, hot or cold.
I made Aurora Borealis Mug on the potter’s wheel using an iron bearing stoneware clay, which fires out tan. A pulled handle has plenty of room for most hand sizes and added a thumb stop for extra comfort. The bottom is flat.
After the cups are bisqued and bottoms waxed to resist glaze, I dip half of the cup in a purple matter glaze that I make. I usually do this on a diagonal and then dip the other half in a red gold glaze. And over the red gold a sliver of copper green. The rest is magic. What can I say? There’s a lot of movement and the sheeting of the green bleeds some ethereal effects. Wow.
Makes a great thank you, housewarming, birthday, holiday, job appreciation, anytime gift!
I fired these cups to 2200 degrees F, which makes them a strong stoneware ceramic. The handle won’t get hot in the microwave like those cheap, mass produced, slip cast cups! Stoneware heats evenly and help hold the heat longer. Hold it by the waist or by the handle! Once you’ve enjoyed a handmade stoneware mug you’ll never go back to commercially made mugs!
6”H. 16 oz capacity. Microwave and dishwasher safe.
See also Blue Rain Femme Fatale