This week in the studio its been mostly about mugs. I’ve been working on new mug shapes and decided that the first batch I made were a tad too small. They were made from 12 oz of clay and hold 1 1/4 cups of coffee. This is plenty for me, as I drink a super strong cuppa in the morning (and that’s it for the day). But, I figure others might want a slightly larger mug for lots of coffee. So, this time around, I used 1 lb of clay and ended up with these bad boys:
Mas café (more coffee) indeed! Even with clay shrinkage (about 11%) they should still be a good size.
As I continue to ponder issues of size (in pottery that is, mind out of the gutter Stuart!), I’d love to hear from you:
Potters: What is your typical mug size/s (thrown from how much clay and final volume)?
Everyone else: What size mug do you prefer for your coffee? Exact volume would be most helpful! :-)
And while we’re on the topic of mugs, here’s a “special order” I’m working on for Nick (who will be mighty impressed if anyone on this side of the pond can identify the engraving).