I have really been enjoying creating my Nativity Platter and was wanting to use my stamps for some other items as well. Sets of mugs were next to create. I wanted to have mugs in sets of four, with each mug showing a different image from the nativity scene. I am really happy with how these turned out and I think they are pretty unique.
These mugs will actually not be glazed in a crystalline glaze. I am planning on glazing the insides and rims of the mugs only, in a non-crystalline glaze. Maybe a rustic red. The outside of the mugs will be stained in red iron oxide. This will allow for the impressions of the stamps to remain dark with a rusty stain on the rest of the pot. I think it will have a nice effect against the red glaze. After all, the nativity scene was a rather “rustic” event. There was no room in the Plaza, just the barn out back. I hope to have several sets for sale in the next month or two – by Thanksgiving for sure!