I made Taos Tumblers on the potters wheel from stoneware clay which fires out to a warm tan color. With an inset bottom and slightly tapered conical form, the tumblers sit flat on the table and feel balanced in the hand.
The glaze application “Taos” consists of 4 different glazes. Over time I developed a technique for layering the glazes which produces dynamic surfaces often reminiscent of Northern New Mexico. Sometimes brilliant blue and sometimes midnight starlit skies. Clouds like blooms over the surface or blazing starlight. It depends on the thickness of the blue glaze I mix. Some love the bright blue and some the navy blue of midnight. After the blue is applied, I use a copper green which I also make. For me, this represents the pinon, the ponderosa, the sage of Northern New Mexico. Next, I trail a cream rust glaze that can push toward lavender in places and read as snow or cloud. For the final touch, I daub and trail a red gold glaze. This glaze pops over the blue and references clouds or star fire.
Taos Tumblers show you the brighter blue. It’s daylight on the mountain! Each tumbler holds 12 ounces of your favorite beverage. Use them as a set or individually. Use them for flowers as well. They make a great wedding, house warming, holiday, an anytime gift.
Fired to 2200 degrees F. Microwave and dishwasher safe.
Sold in a set of 4. Each 5.5” high. 12 oz capacity.