I made Verde Barrel Mug on the potter’s wheel using a tan stoneware clay. A delicious shape with an impeccable line with a sturdy and comfy handle. And there’s a thumb stop for added comfort! I gave this mug a beaded rim for added durability. And it’s comfortable on the lip too!
After I trim the mug, giving it a flat bottom, I pull the handle directly from the body of the mug. Once it’s dried, I fire it to “bisque”. Now it’s ready for glazing.
I call this glaze combo “Verde” (green) and it’s a combination of copper green and cream rust glazes. I make them both. First I dip both sides of the cup on a vertical in the copper green glaze. I try to catch an angle to add interest and leave a gap in between. Then I dip across the gap and overlapping the green with the cream rust. The overlapped area creates a visual texture I find intriguing.
Then the cup is fired a second time to 2200 degrees. The result is a clean, tailored look. This treatment has some very exciting texture where the two glazes combine. And it’s a well-balanced, light weight mug.
Serve your favorite beverage hot or cold. The mug will help hold the temperature longer.
Verde Barrel Mug makes a great housewarming, birthday, or just to say “thank you” gift.
All of my mugs are Microwave and dishwasher safe.
5.25″ H 15 oz capacity