Purple Rain Barrel Mug


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I made Purple Rain Barrel Mug on the potter’s wheel from an iron-bearing stoneware clay in the shape of perhaps an eggplant or tulip?; and trimmed a flat foot.  The clay is a toasty tan color when fired to its maturity.  I pulled the handle directly from the body of the mug and added a thumb rest for extra comfort.  The handle is comfortable and strong.

Purple Rain Barrel Mug is a well-balanced mug that sits flat and stable.   And it keeps your favorite beverage hot or cold longer.  Liquid flows smoothly from the inside curve to your mouth.

To create what I have been calling the “Purple Rain” glaze, I first dip the exterior of the mug in my purple matte glaze.  I line the interior with red gold glaze and also dip the upper quarter of the mug in the same red gold.  Lastly, I dip just the rim and maybe a 1/4″ down in my green glaze.  This is very similar to my “Purple Sunset” glaze only the green creates a sheeting, or rain, when it melds in the kiln.  I fire in my electric kiln to 2200 degrees F.

Makes a great gift for any occasion:  Birthday, housewarming, holiday, or just to say “Thank You!”

All of my mugs are microwave and dishwasher safe.

4.75-5.5”H. 16-18 oz capacity

Pair with Purple Rain Creamer