Margaret’s Mug


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I made Margaret’s Mug on the potter’s wheel from an iron bearing stoneware clay.  It has a subtly curved shape, like a barrel, 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 bed 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 upper portion in a red gold matte glaze, which I purchase. And then a dip into the copper green glaze so it will create a rain or sheeting effect when fired.  For the final touches I use a sash paint brush to daub over the purple.  The daubs fire out like blossoms of light blue.  The colors are mesmerizing.  Sometimes I catch a little turquoise and/or pink.

I glaze fire all my pottery to at least 2200 degrees F, so Margaret’s Mug is microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe.

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.

4.5”H. 12 oz capacity

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