I made Purple Rain Big Mug on the potter’s wheel from an iron-bearing stoneware clay. 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 – not too thin not too thick. Flat bottom.
Purple Rain Barrel Mug helps keeps your favorite beverage hot or cold. Liquid flows smoothly from the inside curve to your mouth.
I call this glaze application “Purple Rain”. Starting with a purple matte glaze that I make, I dipped one of the mugs on a diagonal on the exterior of the mug. Next I dipped the same mug from the opposite diagonal in a red gold glaze, overlapping the purple. Once the glaze has dried, I dip over the red gold about halfway with a copper green glaze that I make. For the second mug, I dipped along a straight edge. The use of these three glazes is still evolving for me. On a vertical surface, the result of the 3-glaze combo is a fusion, like “rain”! And the colors that bleed through the copper green are stunning.
All my stoneware is fired twice, once to what is called bisque (biscuit) and then a second glaze kiln to 2200 degrees F.
Makes a great housewarming, birthday, holiday, or “thank you” gift.
A straight forward, cylindrical shape delivers your favorite beverage smoothly across the rim and helps to hold your beverage hot or cold for longer.
All of my mugs are microwave and dishwasher safe.
6”H. 20 oz capacity
See also Taos Big Mug