I made Purple Teardrop Mug on the potter’s wheel from an iron-bearing stoneware clay in the shape of a teardrop, perhaps, or tulip; and trimmed a low pedestal 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 Teardrop Mug is a well-balanced mug that sits flat and stable on its pedestal foot. 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.
5.5”H. 15 oz capacity
Pair with Purple Rain Creamer