Monday, 10 November 2008

My New Favourite Mug

I made a new mug last night...


With a message for my tutor...


And of course a foot so that I can glaze right down to the bottom. I realise this is less than half an inch, but what can I do? The cookie cutters just weren't deep enough!


Yeah, I thought Bob the builder would be appropriate with the "Yes I Can" message. Taking the Mickey? Me? I don't know what you're talking about! :)

I tried to make this mug more rounded at the top and bottom. I have to say it was another learning experience, and there were things I did this time that I would do differently next time. I need more practice/tutoring with the handles too, as this one took me three attempts! And I don't think I'll be moving into mass production anytime soon - I can't believe how long this mug took me to make! The other one only took an hour! With this mug I spent most of my evening smoothing out the dents that I kept putting in it. I think I should be called the clumsy ceramicist!

Oh, and it rocks. No, I don't mean "It Rocks!", I mean it rocks; wobbles. So maybe Bob the builder wasn't the best idea for a foot after all - I'm sure my tutor will let me know - but hey, I had fun!

6 comments:

painter girl said...

Love the mug! the shape is really nice and the handle looks perfect. I think you did a wonderful job. I really like the lino cut as well. I will be interested to see it finished. Nice job on figuring a way to get around the glazing issue. Smart Woman!
Leanne

Undaunted said...

Thanks Leanne! I think there is a definite improvement from the last mug! I'm just not sure of my choice of foot now!

I've made some pedestals for the other pieces to sit on, as designed by Cynthia (I will link to the design in my next post) - her design includes a kind of drip tray, which my tables didn't. Similar idea though. Why my tutor didn't suggest this I have no idea!

Kathy L said...

Love, love, love the mug. You keep at it girl...I am seeing a set of 12!

k

Undaunted said...

Lol, I don't know about that Kathy! But hey, who knows?!

I'm glad you like the mug. I actually thought about using some of these early pieces as found art! I thought this mug would fit in nicely with Rosa's theme of fortitude. What do you think?

JafaBrit's Art said...

LOL! I LIKE it, especially bob the builder hee hee!

Undaunted said...

Hehehe, glad you like it Jafabrit! :)