I made JT Short Mug on the potter’s wheel from an iron bearing stoneware clay. It has a full-formed, low profile, cylindrical shape with a beaded rim and a flat foot. I pull the handle directly from the body of the mug, giving it a natural extension from the cup. And I add a small bead of clay as a thumb stop or rest.
After the mug is fired to bisque, or 1800 degrees F, I rub 3/4 of the outside of the cup with red iron oxide. Next, I dip the upper 1/4 of the cup in a red gold glaze, followed by a copper green glaze. The interior is lined with red gold glaze. I call this glaze combo “JT” in honor of Joshua Tree National Forest because the red iron oxide fires out to an deep, earthy color. And the green bleeds into the gold creating fascinating nuances of color. But you have to look closely, like when you’re looking at nature.
I glaze fire all my pottery to at least 2200 degrees F, so all my mugs are microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe.
JT Short Mug makes a great housewarming, birthday, holiday, or thank you gift. Helps to keep beverages hot or cold longer. Smooth to the touch and well-balanced. You know, I call this a short mug. For some it’s a “normal” mug. But for my usual hefty manhandle mugs, it’s relatively short! For those who like to take a lower profile!
3.75”H. 14 oz capacity
See also Taos Short Mug