Stoneware pottery mug with enlarged handle, ideal for drinking tea and coffee!
Hand building process
Each mug is made from grey stoneware clay, which dries to an off white. The mugs are hand rolled from wet clay and once sufficiently dried to a semi-leather hard consistency, attached to a round base and formed to make the mug. The handles are formed allowed to dry until leather hard so the distinct shape is set. The mug form and handle are then joined. The mugs have two firings, the first to around 1100 degrees centigrade after which, three coats of glaze is applied and the second firing is to over 1200 degrees. As the mugs are not made using a wheel, the shapes can be irregular – each item is unique! The process takes more than 2-3 weeks to complete – this allows for the original rolling out, complete drying before the first firing, glazing and then final firing and cooling.
The prices are for a pair of mugs, handmade in my studio in the Surrey Hills
Accessories – enlarged handles and spout jugs