Joshua Tree Mug is an ode to Joshua Tree National Park: Its red gold matte glaze the desert; the green overlapping glaze the Joshua Tree cacti. And when I use blue, the mirage of water! Like all my mugs, I made Joshua Tree Mug on the potter’s wheel from stoneware clay and pulled the handle directly from the pot. Thumb rest added for comfort. I give the handle plenty of space for all sizes of hands.
I pick up a lot of found objects off the rough roads up north in New Mexico. One of my favorites are the latch pieces to weights used for balancing tires. This mug has a double set of stamps.
Stands 4.5″high and is 3″ in diameter. 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.