I made Wood Fired Lucky 8 Mug on the potter’s wheel from an iron bearing stoneware clay and pulled the handle directly from the pot. I added a thumb stop for comfort. The trimmed pedestal foot is stable and flat.
I dipped the mug in a Red Shino glaze I make. The reduction of oxygen in this fire produced a rich and deep red-brown. And adding salt to the kiln around 2350 degrees creates a soft, smooth sheen on the surface. A golden spray of fly ash accents perfectly. I finish off my glazing by adding a stroke or two of black slip, using a brush I made from deer tail.
Wood Fired Lucky 8 will keep the temperature hot or cold longer than those slip cast mugs that are massed produced. You’ll never go back!
And wood firing creates a unique atmospheric, rustic surface, with a depth and subtlety that may soon become your preferred aesthetic. I fire to at least 2400 degrees F in my wood kiln, producing a strong and tight stoneware ceramic.
Savor your favorite beverage morning, noon, or night. Trace the curvy lines of the waistline form while pondering world peace! Rest your weary eyes on a soft and earthy surface.
Makes a great thank you, housewarming, holiday, birthday, and anytime gift!
5.5″high. 16 oz Capacity.
Microwave and dishwasher safe.
See also Large Wood Fired Mug