I love making mugs! It's fun to see all the different ways other potters make theirs, which give me inspiration or make me think how I'd make other choices. They are great to collect from other potters, too--they are compact enough to fit a bunch in my cabinets, and each is a great snapshot of the artist's work. There are so many choices I can make in this simple object, just a small vessel with a handle, but I can shape the walls, the handle or the rim, to better suit a user's ergonomics. I can change the physical and aesthetic balance of the pieces as well, to make it comfortable to hold and to look at. I've arrived at a form that I'm pleased with-- for now, at least!
Some ideas I've had while working in my studio, for my own notes and to share with others.