I made Joshua Tree Barrel Mug 2 on the potter’s wheel from an iron-bearing stoneware clay. The clay is a toasty tan color when fired to its maturity. I pulled the handle directly from the body of the mug and added a thumb rest for extra comfort. The handle is comfortable – not too thin not too thick. The bottom is flat.
Joshua Tree Barrel Mug 2 helps keeps your favorite beverage hot or cold. Liquid flows smoothly from the inside curve to your mouth.
Starting with a red iron wash, rubbed into the exterior of the mug, I dip 2/3 of the mug in a red gold glaze that, to me, evokes feelings of a desert landscape. Next I overlap the red gold glaze at the upper portion of the mug with a green glaze that I make. Results in a sheeting of sorts. The red gold is matte and soft to the touch. The red iron wash is a bit more coarse. The overall feel is comfortable, like a worn, western blanket.
Makes a great housewarming, birthday, holiday, or “thank you” gift.
All of my mugs are microwave and dishwasher safe.
4.75”H. 16 oz capacity
See also Joshua Tree Manhandle Mug