A large cup with a handle, typically used without a saucer.
Early 16th century Scottish, denoting an earthenware bowl.
Probably Scandinavian; compare with Norwegian mugge and Swedish mugg,
meaning “pitcher with a handle.”
I usually make mugs in three sizes:
Mugs are my favorite studio item.
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about my handles
The handles I use now all started with the handle on this green mug I made a few years ago. It was unlike anything I made at the time, thrown together from a few scraps of clay I had laying around the table.It reminded me of the fins on a ’57 Chevy.At first, I wasn’t impressed.Once it was in my hand, though, it was oddly comfortable. So comfortable, in fact, I’ve been using variations on it ever since.The shape has changed a bit, but the spirit of the old Chevy remains in the notched top.Having inspired so many cups along the way, this little guy is now a prized part of my home collection. ∆
All work is made and decorated by hand in small batches.
Slight variations in size, shape, color, and design are to be expected – maybe even celebrated.
I use stoneware clays for strength and durability.
Glazes are made from scratch, using non-toxic materials.
All pots are food-safe, microwavable, and dishwasher-safe.