Blue World Mugs: These mugs are glazed in a cobalt blue glaze then 4 more layers of different blues and greens are added to the top half. These glazes melt and drip down in beautiful combinations every time. I occasionally make them in the "Arora Borealis" color, which is the turquoise/blue/green on a black mug.
I call this shape of mug the Northwest style because they are designed specifically to keep your large coffee warm longer and to fit comfortably in your hands. It is perfect for snuggling with on a grey northwest day. Comfortable, roomy handle, four-fingered handle (for most!).
This mug was thrown on the wheel by Meredith at her Fern Street Pottery Studio in the Pacific Northwest. The mug was thrown with a white stoneware clay then trimmed to have a finished foot and the handle was added. The shape, which curves in at the top, is specifically designed to keep your beverages warmer longer. The handle is hand pulled, creating a shape that fits comfortably in your hand, with a perfect groove for your thumb. This mug holds approximately 14oz (14-16oz). It is lead free, microwave and dishwasher safe. They are made one at a time so no two are exactly alike, -especially where the glazes meet, melt, drip and play- but they are very well matched. Coffee tastes better in a handmade mug!
Northwest style mugs are also available in other glaze designs and styles such as Angle dipped, Carved mugs, or MidMod mugs.