Mama Bear Mug


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I made Mama Bear Mug on the potter’s wheel from an iron bearing stoneware clay.  It has a fully formed round shape that tapers to the 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 was fired to bisque, or 1800 degrees F, I dip the entire outside of the cup in a purple matte glaze that I make.  Next, I dip the exterior in a black satin glaze, leaving maybe a 1/4″ at the top.  Next I dip that 1/4″ or so at the top in the red gold, followed by a sliver dip of copper green.  The result is black satin magic.  Each time slightly different colors revealed in the firing.  The texture is smooth as satin.

I glaze fire all my pottery to at least 2200 degrees F, so all my mugs are microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe.

Mama Bear Mug makes a great housewarming, birthday, holiday, or thank you gift.  The barrel shape helps to keep beverages hot or cold longer.  Smooth to the touch and well-balanced.

4”H. 14 oz capacity

See also Beltza Wine Cups