I made Blue Rain Femme Fatale on the potter’s wheel from an iron bearing stoneware clay. It has a subtly curved shape, inward like a waistline, and with a flat bottom. I pull the handle directly from the body of the mug, giving it a natural extension from the cup. And I add a small bed of clay as a thumb stop or rest.
After the mug is fired to bisque, or 1800 degrees F, I dip the entire exterior of the mug in a purple matte glaze that I make. Next, I dip the upper portion in a floating blue glaze that I make. Once these glazes have dried, I dip about halfway down the blue with a red gold glaze. The melding of the 3-part overlapping glazes will create a rain or sheeting effect when fired. The colors are mesmerizing.
I glaze fire all my pottery to at least 2200 degrees F, so Blue Rain Femme Fatale is microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe.
Makes a great housewarming, birthday, holiday, or thank you gift. The barrel shape helps to keep beverages hot or cold longer. Smooth to the touch and well-balanced.
5”H. 14 oz capacity
See also Taos Femme Fatale Mug