Star Mug with Tapered Body
I usually make curved forms but during a recent commision enjoyed making these shaped mugs with a tapered body and straight lines. These particular mugs have been decorated with a star pattern. By chance they have arrived out of the kiln around Christmas time and seem very appropriate for the season.
The mugs started life on the pottery wheel, and were brought to life with a few careful pulls of clay between finger tips. The star patterns were carved with a short sharp whip of the carving tool. Lastly the handles were pulled from soft clay, attached and arched into an elegant curve.
They stand at around 10 cm tall and have a capacity of roughly 10 oz / 280 ml.