These are slab-built mugs. Usually I combine wheel-thrown with slab-rolled clay, but after seeing completely hand-built mugs the other day, I thought why not?
They are wildly imperfect which I love in pottery. I like to see and feel the person who made the vessel’s hands on the piece.
Plus add a ton of colorful underglazes and now they say “Mary’s hands” all over them! For their second firing, I am going to rub the glossy glazes into the crevices like tile grout. The finished product looks something like this:
So all though they look like they are going to be crazy bright, they will be tamed down a bit by the glazes. Colorful but traditional. Ok. Maybe not so traditional. Maybe I should just call them crazy-happy?