I’ve been playing around with a particular shape for my mugs – kind of square and squat, ready sturdy-looking, I think. I’ve had good results with Mayco Speckled Stroke & Coat Glazes – these are glazed in Speckled Cotton Tail, Moody Blue, and The Blues.
I wanted to see how these glazes and this shape would look in a different clay. I thought that this cinnamon color would be a little more, well, rustic. This is Georgie’s Pioneer Dark. At first, it was incredibly difficult to throw with because it has a lot of sand and grog in it, so it tended to really tear my hands apart. But I got better with a lighter touch, and I’m really happy with how it’s coming out, now.
I like how the cinnamon color of the clay shows through along the edges of the mug – particularly when it’s glazed in Cotton Tail. The glaze is poured inside the cups, but then brushed on (2-3 coats) on the outside, since I don’t have near enough to set it up for dipping.Pin It