I made Taos Short 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 – not too thin not too thick – and slightly looped for a comfortable hold. It’s a full form that sits stable on the table and feels smooth and balanced in the hand.
Taos Short Barrel helps keeps your favorite beverage hot or cold. Liquid flows smoothly from the inside curve to your mouth. The shape is pleasing to the eye and comfortably balanced in the hand.
I create the “Taos” glaze by first dipping the cup in a floating blue glaze that I make. Next I dip the bottom part of the mug in a copper green glaze I make. I
“trail” a cream rust glaze I make over the seam where blue and green meet, roughly; and finally I dip the rim in a red gold glaze. The colors of Northern New Mexico give the feeling of landscape.
All of my mugs are microwave and dishwasher safe.
Makes a great gift for any occasion: Housewarming, birthday, holiday, “thank you”.
4.75”H. 14 oz capacity
See also Taos Tall Barrel Mug