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Cups & Saucers | Mugs
"Cups and Saucers are the most complicated pots I make. They offer the greatest formal and surface challenges because of the dialogue between the cup and the saucer. Mine tend to be oversized. I like a lot of coffee when I wake up, and they are intended for everyday use. Unlike the traditional cup and saucer, they are neither fussy, nor frilly, but rather they are bold, dynamic, and fluid. The pedestal-like quality of the saucer makes each one its own treasure."
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3A 3B 3C
3A 3B 3C
3D 3E
3E
3F
3G
3D (Japanese style teacup) 3F 3G
3H "Claireware mugs are generously proportioned, feel good in the hand, and invite the lips. Mug making is exciting for me because it gives me the opportunity to play with the most elemental of all pottery forms, the cylinder. Each mug is a riff on the form. Whether it is a slight flare at the lip, or the more dramatic hourglass silhouette, the subtle variations in the basic cylinder form are endlessly interesting to me."
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