Monday, August 25, 2008


I was reading through some blogs and came across this one from Garciela

Very interesting note. I think mugs are the most intimate thing a potter makes. It is a simple form but creates this intimate connection between the potters hand and the user. When I drank first out of a hand thrown mug... I couldn't help but think who made it, whose finger marks are those, glad they made the lip of the mug in such a way that it felt so soothing to me, the handle was made for me to hold it.

Every potter I know is always perfecting their mugs. They want their work to be individual and at the same time make a connection with every person who buys them. So from being a very simple form it becomes a very complex execution.

Below you can see my transformation of cups starting from earliest to current and I am still learning to make the perfect mug!


Graciela Testa Lynt said...

Hi Charan,
Your mugs are magnificent! It's interesting how they've become more colorful!

Todd said...

I love your mugs, Charan!
Todd in Santa Fe


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