Below are some quick peeks into the process behind my mug making. I have been very busy working in the studio lately! I have been nothing short of obsessed with making nesting and stacked sets in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors. Mug making has become a little treat, a break from the plates, platters and bowls I seem to be making faster than I can fire.
I love making bowls. I make bowls most, use bowls most, sell bowls most.. but something about these cooler temperatures, the darkening evenings and the subtle change in the leaves has me loving a hot cup of tea! And, not just the tea, but the actual holder, the mug. I decided it was time to finally take on some serious mug making!
Bisque fired pieces with leaf drawing started.
Drawing is revisited and the values darkened. Next comes glazing...