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!