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Here's another very simple but pretty mug. I posted a similar one a few weeks ago, this is just a different shape. It's still Standards Brown Speck clay and Stan's White glaze fired to cone 6 in oxidation.



To me, it is just simplicity. I could hold this mug and enjoy a nice, warm cup of coffee while relaxing in the morning. Years ago I used to read a newspaper while having my morning coffee. Now I'm a little more tree friendly so I get my news from NPR and on-line but this cup brings me back to Sunday mornings with the New York Times.

Where can you find some simplicity in your life?


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Faceted Casserole In Progress

Who thinks of casseroles in the summer?  Potters, that's who.  I've been making some now so they will be glazed and fired and ready for the cool weather.  Pottery is not a quick process.  Summer is also a time when I experiment with something new.  You may have read my posts about making a faceted mug.  I've taken it a step further and made a faceted casserole.

Faceted Covered Casserole by Future Relics Pottery
Faceted Casserole
The handles and the knob on the lid are textured to enhance the texture on the facet but I left the lid smooth.  I think it gives the eye someplace to rest but I think a few lines around the rim would be okay too.  What do you think?

Check out the gallery page - Future Relics Gallery by Lori Buff

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  1. Is the cover/handle on the top to let steam escape (the open section in the middle?

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    1. No Linda, the cover is solid, I make the handles that way so the lid can sit on it. It makes a great serving bowl. Look at the casserole in the slide show at the top of the blog and you'll see what I mean.

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    2. oh I see what you mean I've seen that casserole in the slide slow before but never realized the 'bowl' was the top to the casserole, what an excellent design for serving,

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  2. Oh wow! That's fantastic! I think you could go either way with the rim. I love it!

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    1. Thanks Cheri, I ended up making 2, one with the lid decorated, one without.

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  3. Faceting like that is tricky, amazing that you made such a tidy piece with a good fitting rim!

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    1. Thanks Gary. So much can go wrong while faceting, I'm happy they came out at all.

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  4. Very nice piece! I like a flat handle like that so that when you set the lid upside down on the counter it sits safely, not rolling around.

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    1. Thanks Michèle, it's especially helpful if you have any condensation in the lid, it keeps the counters clean. Of course if you want to use it as a serving dish it could be pre-heated by cooking the casserole.

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