Day of the Dead Mugs

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Hot out of the kiln.  More Day of the Dead Mugs.

Untitled-1The last time I made them, I didn’t add handles. So of course people asked me to make handles!  These vessels are a grey stoneware.  In hindsight I probably should have used white clay like I did on my first try.  Either way they a plenty funky and plenty fun.

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I was even a good girl and loaded them onto my etsy store today. They are officially ready to find a new home :)

Skeleton Mugs

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Just dropped these to the kiln today.

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I wheel threw the heads and hand-built the bases. Then, I painted them with underglazes.

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The first time I made these I didn’t add handles and everyone at my holiday shows said “can you make these with handles?”  Yep. Handles it is!

When they come out of the kiln I will rub them with black underglaze and then apply some regular glazes.  It’s the part I am most nervous about. At this point I am in for many many hours and I can very easily ruin them by choosing or applying the glazes wrong.

I shall hold my breath ;)