Have some coffee, Dad


Posted by admin | Posted in Mugs & Cups | Posted on 08-03-2014

You know how you love some antiques because you shopped for them patiently and finally acquired them yourself, maybe after years of hunting… and other antiques are just a little more special – treasured just a little more – because they are family pieces, handed down through generations or simply given to you by a family member?

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This little coffee mug is one of the “family pieces” in my clay project collection. It was made in 1986 by my step-daughter, and given to her dad as a gift along with an ashtray.

The bold green design on blue glaze is really rich-looking in person. It measures about 2 inches tall and 4 inches across including the handle.

And yes, I will take a moment to apologize profusely for the hideous photo, especially the combination of the green seersucker shower curtain in the background and the shimmery purple “bed” of fabric. This photo was taken for the original Your Clay Project website, back when my merchandising aesthetics had not really evolved. So… yeah.


A precarious goblet


Posted by admin | Posted in Mugs & Cups | Posted on 25-01-2014

This precarious but delightful goblet (is it the chalice from the palace, or the vessel with the pestle?) is formed from two pieces: a rolled-out flat circle formed into the cup, and then a columnar tube that’s been smushed at the bottom to form the base. Not surprisingly, it tipped over while I was standing at the checkout station at the thrift store. The woman running the place was very apologetic, and gave it to me for free. It stands about 9 inches tall and the cup is about 4 inches in diameter. Sadly, although this piece survived its tip-over at the checkout stand, it did not survive the Flood of 2008.

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Roll-style jug


Posted by admin | Posted in Mugs & Cups | Posted on 25-01-2014

This hefty kid-made roll-method piece has a beautiful deep brown glaze and measures just over 5 inches tall and 4 inches across. It’d be easy to call it a pencil cup, but in fact it really defies characterization as there’s a very purposeful slot in the wall of the tallest side which suggests it could be a wall pocket, or possibly a coffee mug gone astray. It is marked “124 Kena West” on the bottom.

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