93 mugs were picked up this morning and are on their way to their final destination. It feels so good to have them out the door and out of my apartment – it was getting a bit crowded in here! A final 16 mugs will be glaze-fired this week, packed up and mailed out by the weekend to complete the order of 110 mugs! After Christmas is behind us, I will post a little more about the mug order, but since they are gifts, I don’t want to spoil who ordered them! I have lots to do in the studio between now and Christmas. I am finished throwing all work for the year, but I am still glazing a lot of pieces to fill up several more kiln loads. The pieces I glazed this morning were all crystalline pieces. I am so excited to do some crystal-programing in my new kiln. A final load of bisque just finished early this morning and is now cooling. Tomorrow I am planning to unload the kiln of bisque wares and reload it for a crystalline glaze firing! Keep your eyes peeled for new things coming out of the kiln this weekend.
Here is a little preview of the back of one of the 110 mugs.