I made Wood Fired Mug on the potter’s wheel from an iron-bearing stoneware clay with grog. The clay body fires out toasty in the wood kiln and the sandy texture will smooth out with regular use. Becoming like a smooth stone with time. Then I pulled the handle directly from the body of the mug and added a thumb rest for extra comfort and grip. The handle is comfortable and strong.
Wood Fired Mug is a well-balanced mug that sits flat and stable on its foot. And it keeps your favorite beverage hot or cold longer. Liquid flows smoothly from the inside curve to your mouth. Perfect for tea or coffee when you don’t want a large mug. And the shapely form is a pleasure to hold.
There are a range of effects over the Red Shino, Carbon Trap Shino, or Yellow Salt glazes, with a range of surfaces depending on where the cup got stacked in the kiln. Some are shiny with ash and some are matte. (I’ll be posting more photos to show the range.) The bottom “half” of the mugs are bare clay and will feel coarse to touch initially. With use and washing, the bare clay will smooth out like a stone. So use and wash frequently!
A crew of 4 fire my wood burning kiln for about 38 hours to approximately 2400 degrees F.
Makes a great gift for any occasion: Birthday, housewarming, holiday, or just to say “Thank You!”
All of my mugs are microwave and dishwasher safe.
4.5” H 12 oz capacity