Monday, November 24, 2014


Illustrated is a simple mug made by Bill Klock back in the 1990s. Thrown in stoneware with an iron slip under a Cardew Shino the decoration was made through the slip while it was still wet. Bill made this mug shortly after working in South Korea with Onggi potters and though not blatantly, it shows some influences of his year long stay. It is a straight forward and direct mug that has a no frills attitude and a comfortable handle and it and its mate has been in use in our household for about 20 years for everything from schnapps, baked beans, cole slaw, nuts, hot chocolate and everything in between. There is a subtle richness to the pot that is made infinitely better while in use as many great pots can testify. Thanks Bill.
"A home-made friend wears longer than one you buy in the market." Austin O'Malley (1858-1932)