I made Taos Short Mug on the potter’s wheel from an iron bearing stoneware clay. With a wider, shorter profile than my other cylindrical mugs. Beaded rim and flat bottom with a handle I pull directly from the body of the mug, giving it a natural extension from the cup. And a small bead of clay as a thumb stop or rest.
After the mug is fired to bisque, or roughly 1800 degrees F, I dip the part of the cup in a floating blue glaze that I make. Next, I dip the lower portion of the cup in a copper green glaze that I make. Then, I splash a bit of homemade cream rust glaze across the surface. And lastly, I add red gold to the rim, and daub the surface to create “blooms”. This 4-part glaze technique is something I developed over time and call “Taos” because it reminds me of the natural environment of Northern New Mexico. Mountains/juniper/sage + impossibly blue skies, dotted with fascinating clouds, and dripping in sunshine.
I glaze fire all my pottery to at least 2200 degrees F, so all my mugs are microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe.
Taos Short Mug makes a great housewarming, birthday, holiday, or thank you gift. Helps to keep beverages hot or cold longer. Holds a lot for a lower profile cup. Smooth to the touch and well-balanced.
4”H. 16 oz capacity
See also Blue Rain Round Mug