I made Taos Bloom Barrel 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, sturdy, and roomy. The mug has a trimmed foot that is sits flat and is stable.
To create the “Taos Bloom” surface, I start by dipping the cup in a floating blue glaze that I make. Then I dip daub red gold glaze over the surface of the cup and trail some simple, spontaneous lines as well. The red gold daubs fire out as bright blue blooms and are cloud like, floral perhaps, just plain fun. This cup caught a splash of cream glaze along the way, forming a unique streak on one side.
Taos Bloom Barrel Mug helps keeps your favorite beverage hot or cold. Liquid flows smoothly from the inside curve to your mouth. Durable, smooth to touch.
Makes a great gift for all occasions: Housewarming, birthday, holiday, “thank you”.
All of my mugs are microwave and dishwasher safe.
4.5”H. 12 oz capacity
See also Verde Short Barrel Mug