I made Purple Rain 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. Slightly trimmed foot. Flared Rim.
Purple Rain 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 dip the mug from the bottom and leave just the top rim bare. Next I dip the mug from the top in a red gold glaze, overlapping the purple glaze slightly. Also, I line the mug with in the same red gold glaze. Finally, I dip just the rim in a copper green glaze that I make. When the cup is fired to 2200 degrees, the overlapping glazes “sheet” or “rain”.
Makes a great housewarming, birthday, holiday, or “thank you” gift.
The shape delivers your favorite beverage smoothly across the rim and the tapered rim closes the form slightly, helping to hold the heat or the cold longer.
All of my mugs are microwave and dishwasher safe.
5-5.25”H. 14 oz capacity
See also Purple Rain Femme Fatale Mug