I made Verde 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. The handle is hearty and comfortable and is pulled directly from the body of the mug. And I add a small bead of clay for a thumb rest.
I call this glaze combination “Verde” for the copper green glaze that I use and make. After the cup is bisque fired and the bottom waxed to resist glaze, I dip half the cup in the green glaze. I usually do this on some kind of diagonal to make the overlap dynamic and interesting. Then I dip the other half in the cream rust glaze I also make.
Verde glaze combination is a clean, contemporary look. Sometimes the cream rust will break over a rim or area where the glaze is a little thinner and adds a rustic note of charm. You’ll also see some modulation in the overlap of the two glazes. The surface is smooth to the touch.
Use for hot chocolate, tea, coffee, or any favorite beverage. Microwave without fear that the handle will get too hot. I fire to 2200 degrees which produces a strong and tight stoneware, which heats evenly. Toss out those slip cast, mass produced, cheap mugs! Once you’ve held a handmade pottery mug, you’ll never go back!
Verde Barrel Mug helps keeps your favorite beverage hot or cold. Liquid flows smoothly from the inside curve to your mouth.
All of my mugs are microwave and dishwasher safe.
4.5”H. 14 oz capacity
See also Verde Femme Fatale Mug