The Brown Mug

School starts Tuesday, and I’m so excited!  I wonder what new skills and knowledge I will learn this semester.  For now, though, I will share something from last semester.

I think this is the first cup I threw—well, the first successful cup.  I went a little fancy on the handle and curled it up.  By the way, I had fun pulling handles.  I set myself up in my own room with a gallon bucket of water and a lump of clay.  (I can’t figure out how to explain the process, so just look it up on YouTube if you are really curious).  A mold I had made worked great to add three little roses in a cluster.   I used a rubber stamp to add some delicate swirls to the rim and handle.  After it was bisque fired, I painted the swirls with white under-glaze, the roses with pink, the base with white and pink, and the main body with browns.  With a clear glaze on top of that all, it is food safe!  (Safe to drink your favorite hot drink)

More ceramic posts to come…



  1. I hope you can get back to ceramics soon - I think you are really good at it!!! :)

  2. Thanks. I plan on taking it in the fall--in an independent sort of way.