Celedon Wood Fired Mug Round is smooth and curvy. It’s shaped to keep 12 oz of your favorite beverage hot. I roll the rim over in a bead to resist chipping and also to help the liquid flow smoothly.
I made Celedon Wood Fired Mug on the potter’s wheel from white stoneware clay and pulled the handle directly from the pot. The handle has a thumb stop for comfort and grip.
The lower section of the Mug is bare clay that “blushes” in the atmospheric firing of the wood kiln. The upper portion is a combo of celedon, natural ash, and salt glazing. I use a deer tail brush, which I made, dipped in black slip to create a spontaneous mark on each pot. The handle is smooth and comfortable. Well-balanced cup. Flat bottom.
One of the fascinating aspects for me about firing in a wood kiln is the difference in outcomes between pots that go into the same firing. On one pot, the celedon may pick up the color from the oxides in the wood ash pushing it to a green; on other the celedon will fire out blue green. Of course the clay body has something to say about that as well.
Fired in my wood kiln for 32 hours up to 2400 degrees F! This baby can go into the microwave and dishwasher safely.