4 mugs. Same body style that I've worked on and with for about two years now, and plan on working with for many more. 🌹
My senior year AP ceramics project was mugs and media. The idea and belief is that mugs are this simple little thing that can make you even a little bit happier or feel just a bit better, like your favorite stories. I chose to make sets of mugs for 3 stories - Dr. Strange, Star Trek, and Lord of the Rings. Three different genres, three different original media - comic, TV, and book. All stories I hold dear. The Dr. Strange mugs I finished last, and two of those are in cone 10 porcelain. Where Treky mugs were short and typically rimless, with little flare, LotR mugs were very flared and elaborate. And Dr. Strange mugs ended up in the middle. I found this shape to be my favorite. The most comfortable to hold and pleasing to look at. Nothing too far out there, and overall simple and sweet.
This shape, which bellies out slightly, goes in a bit at the top, and has the slightest flair, I call the honey jar body. On one hand I don't think it's super unique - I'm sure other potters make this exact body shape. On the other hand - I really haven't seen it in other's stuff. I love this shape. I still experiment with size, weight, and bases (the cranberry base in the picture is clearly different, I wanted to try something new) and handles are a big thing I test often, but I'm going to stick with this body. 🌹
Wow, someone read to the bottom of the post. Congratulations! For those who read this far, I ask: Should I post some of my older pieces (mainly mugs) from my AP portfolio?
Come on, coffee, work your magic!🔮✨☕️ Tired AF today but the shop is back open and enamel mugs are RESTOCKED!! 🙌 These things sell out fast every time, so grab one soon if you’ve been waiting! Once they sell out it will probably be another wait until I can get more. 💖
Japanese teacups made with frost porcelain and oxide washes. These aren’t all exactly the same because I was experimenting with different feet types and sizes in preparation for an eventual set with a friend. That and the fact that this was early on in my frost days, which made for a frustrating struggle due to its finickyness - it tends to crack and warp more than any other clay. I’m not gonna lie, I was getting pretty frustrated when I was trimming, but it was worth it in the end =).