mel jacobson on sun 19 feb 06
the world of mugs, the world of different people.
each to chose what they want and like best.
some things to consider however.
mugs go into the human mouth, the buyer
has a perfect relationship with a mug/cup.
if it does not feel correct on the mouth it is like
kissing a moose...ick. and how the tongue relates
to the rim...important.
the finger is important, but the mouth is 100 times
many potters never consider how the mug is used
in relation to the human mouth.
think about it.
look at your rims, the conclusion of the rim, the
glaze on the rim.
does the rim in/turn, or out/turn.
it is a pitcher like rim or a rotten pouring rim.
uchida maintained that each mug was a mouth pitcher.
the place where the drinker placed his mouth should be
just like the perfect lip of pitcher.
no drip either.
he designed mugs to have a slight outward bend, and then
the finger of the thrower made a slight indent on the inside
of the rim.
( i will do a drawing and put it on my clayart page...a diagram.)
lots to think about.
you know you make a decent mug when a customer comes
to you with a sandwich bag full of shards...`mel, will you make
me another mug....just like this one i just broke?...i have had
it for 27 years...had coffee every day in this mug...i miss it.
(note slight tear running down a cheek.)
Jennifer Boyer on mon 20 feb 06
I had a customer buy a mug at a show: clearly she wasn't used to the
prices of hand made things and it wasn't an easy sale. She was a
craft buying newbie. The next year she came walking into my booth
with a puzzled look on her face. She guessed she needed to buy
another mug! Seems she and her husband were fighting over who would
use that mug every morning. It was getting ugly. 2 mugs. Baby steps.
> you know you make a decent mug when a customer comes
> to you with a sandwich bag full of shards...`mel, will you make
> me another mug....just like this one i just broke?...i have had
> it for 27 years...had coffee every day in this mug...i miss it.
> (note slight tear running down a cheek.)
> from mel/minnetonka.mn.usa
> website: http://my.pclink.com/~melpots3
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