I made Floating Blue Manhandle Mug on the potter’s wheel from stoneware clay and pulled the handle directly from the body of the mug. And of course the handle is generous for larger hands. Then I added a small bead of clay for a thumb rest for extra comfort.
Floating Blue Mug is an ode to simplicity. I pulled a single glaze from the 4-glaze combination I use for my “Taos” glaze, the floating blue. The surface is slightly modulated so there is depth and interest.
I pick up a lot of found objects off the rough roads up north in New Mexico. One of my favorites are the tire weights latched onto the rims of tires for balancing. I pressed the latching part of the weight into the clay 3 times giving it a fan layout.
Stands 5.5″high. I trimmed the bottom flat, no foot. Holds the temperature, so drink hot or cold beverages in your new mug.
I fire to 2200 degrees F so use your stoneware mug in the microwave or dishwasher.