“Would you like a cup of tea or coffee?”
These words, or similar offers of food or drink, welcome many a traveler or visitor.
Have a seat while the kettle comes to a boil….
You may answer ritual questions about what you’d like, and how you’d like it.
Black? Green? Caf? DeCaf? Something stronger?
The mugs are on the bottom two shelves in the right-hand cabinet over the sink.
Pick whichever one you’d like…
Tell me about this one with the ladybugs on it?
And the sheep?
Handmade mugs have forms that factory products just can’t duplicate.
Where handle meets body. Viewed from the side, you can get an idea of how complex the forms at the point of attachment are. There’s a lot of skill and practice that goes into making a good mug handle, getting it to stay on, getting it to feel right in the users’ hand.
The mugs have some great colors, too.
The colors of this mug were what first caught my eye.
Early one morning I wondered what would happen if I stuck the lens of my camera on top one of the mugs, and took some pictures of the inside.
The results were surprising.
This little series of interiors yielded images that remind me a bit of Albert Pinkham Ryder’s moody painting.
If you didn’t know how this image came to be, what would you think it was?