Wednesday, September 10, 2014


I like black & white, the possibilities may seem finite, but they are in fact infinite and only limited by one's imagination. The illustrated black & white mug is what I refer to as "mugged", thrown round and cut, darted and beat up a bit to form a slightly ovoid shape with a distinct lean where the handle is attached helping make for a more comfortable grip and is finished off with a pronounced thumb rest to aid in the general physics of drinking. The surface was coated in a rich black with white applied over creating a distinct seam along either side, balanced above the notched foot which creates a sense of backward movement in the piece. This type of pot is fun to make and like so many others, even move fun to use. Anyone for a late summer glass of banana bread beer?
"Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice and happiness, which are everything in this world."  Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)