A Bowl & Mug: Made to Order

A few weeks ago, my brother-in-law sent me a message requesting a custom order.    Matt wanted a decent sized mug for his coffee and a bowl for some serious cereal use!  He requested the cobalt crystalline glaze with a black interior.  It was fun to come up with a shape and design for his set.  I am always excited when someone wants to place an order, but also allows for some creative license on my end.  I was told the product, size, color, and then got to make up the rest!  I ended up making a coffee “stein”.  Similar design to a beer stein, but smaller in size.  That is how the “coffee stein” came about.

I am glad Matt wanted a black non-crystalline interior for both the bowl and the mug.  I have been working on some new glazes, and the black non-crystalline was one of them.  It was a good push for me to make it and test it so the glaze would be ready for the final product.  I am really happy with how these came out.  The bright cobalt crystals make a dramatic statement against the black glaze, which I love!

This is a view of the inside of the mug.  I love the way the crystalline glaze blended with the non-crystalline; all those tiny crystal formations.  A neat effect for sure.  Andrew and I are actually here in Buffalo, NY for a long weekend, so I was able to hand deliver it.  I also enjoyed being able to include some pictures of my brother-in-law with his new pottery.  We had a fun time snapping these!

Enjoy Matt!

 

 

 

 

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  • Haha this is great! Good work being so photogenic, Matt V!ReplyCancel

  • Haha this is great! Good work being so photogenic, Matt V!ReplyCancel

  • Gramma V

    Love this post with the beautiful pottery and my handsome grandson 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Gramma V

    Love this post with the beautiful pottery and my handsome grandson 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Yay! This is such a fun post. I love the pieces and especially, like you said, the way the crystalline and non-crystalline glazes “combined.” Matt looks thrilled to have his new pottery! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Yay! This is such a fun post. I love the pieces and especially, like you said, the way the crystalline and non-crystalline glazes “combined.” Matt looks thrilled to have his new pottery! 🙂ReplyCancel

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