The lovely ladies at Milan Rouge Contemporary Craft and Design in Stirling laid down a challenge for their upcoming Mugs Day on June 28th - Mugs With Handles!
This may not seem like a crazy mad challenge for a potter but as my mouth said "yeah, sure" my mind said "when was the last time you made a mug with a handle except for class demos?!?".
With the aid of my photo albums I can tell you - 2005!! Production Throwing at ACArts. And I was mighty proud of my Phil Hart double butted handles, I can tell you!
So, I embarked on a small run of kids' mugs and expanding the "Gather and Share" range.
These babies reminded me why I stopped making handles.
So Many Steps. And Crack Opportunities (no such thing as a good crack).
Now they're entrusted to the kiln, here's hoping for the best :)