In the summer I bought a new mug from Tony Clennell that's a generous round shape with a robust handle. I love using it for tea. It's beautiful to look at and my hand cradles it perfectly. Another mug I bought from fellow potter, Yukari Hazama Iverson at the Marlin Orchards sale Thanksgiving week-end is a very similar, although a more refined shape. I love it too! So, I made a batch of mugs with that hand cradling shape in mind and tried to make the handles more generous than I normally do. I hope others enjoy the shape as much as I do.
These are the two mugs that inspired the new shapes. Yukari's on the left and Tony's on the right.
Next time I'll aim for a more elevated foot and I feel I need to introduce more decorative elements into all of my pieces.