I made Large Wood Fired Mug on the potter’s wheel and pulled the handle directly from the pot and gave it a thumb stop for comfort. The handle is generous and strong. The pedestal foot is flat and stable.
The bottom portion of the exterior is naked, with a red brown surface. The upper portion and interior are glazed with a red shino glaze. I dip a deer-tail brush that I made into a black slip and create an abstract, spontaneous line to accent the mug. People often ask me if the brushwork is symbolic. My brushwork represents a moment of energy that does not, if I am successful, come from thought but rather spontaneity.
Holds the temperature of hot or cold beverages.
Wood firing creates an atmospheric, rustic surface that is an earthy aesthetic that will soon creep into your favorite aesthetic. We fire the wood kiln for 32 hours to 2400 degrees F. The long cycle of reduction created a rich red brown, almost a burgundy, color in the clay body.
Savor your favorite beverage morning, noon, or night. Trace the lines of your Large Wood Fired Mug while pondering world peace! Rest your weary eyes on a soft and earthy surface.
Microwave and dishwasher safe.