Friday, April 3, 2009

Well Designed Mug

Veteran California potter Biff Bourne knows how to throw a classic, functional mug. It stands tall rather than wide, minimizing the surface area of the liquid you're trying to keep hot. The handle has a handy thumb rest for stability, and an elegantly flared rim for sipping without spilling. The sides have been carved into planes, adding subtle design while allowing those who grasp a mug around its middle from having it slip around in their hand. The white stoneware clay with multiple layers of glaze is fired at high temperatures, so it is safe to use in the microwave and dishwasher. This is a thoughtfully conceived vessel for your favorite hot beverage.

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