I made Jewel Round Mug on the potter’s wheel from an iron-bearing stoneware clay. The clay is a toasty tan color when fired to its maturity. The handle is hearty and comfortable and is pulled directly from the body of the mug. And I add a small bead of clay for a thumb rest.
I call this glaze combination “Jewell” for the shimmering jewel qualities of the overlapping glazes. After the cup is bisque fired and the bottom waxed to resist glaze, I dip half the cup in a floating blue glaze that I make. The glaze will often pull to a dark “navy” blue as in this case. Next I dip the upper half in a red gold glaze, followed by a second dip with a copper green glaze that I also make. The sheeting of the green glaze over the red gold produced a jewel of a glaze!
Use for hot chocolate, tea, coffee, or any favorite beverage. Microwave without fear that the handle will get too hot. I fire to 2200 degrees which produces a strong and tight stoneware, which heats evenly. Toss out those slip cast, mass produced, cheap mugs! Once you’ve held a handmade pottery mug, you’ll never go back!
Jewel Round Mug helps keeps your favorite beverage hot or cold. Liquid flows smoothly from the inside curve to your mouth.
All of my mugs are microwave and dishwasher safe.
4”H. 14 oz capacity