It’s February. We just got more snow this past week. In fact, we got another 20 inches of gorgeous, light fluffy, sparkling snow!
Perfect winter scene for a cup of Cocoa (or afternoon coffee)!! And perfect for sharing a few more Cups-in-my-Life — Specifically, cups and mugs made by artists and friends….
Left to Right: A) Cup made by Wisconsin artist, Simon Levin — Gorgeous, stunning, wood fired. B) Tall mug made by Minnesota artist, Sandra Shaughnessy — Soda fired, lively application of slips and glazes.
Left to Right: A) Cup made by Minnesota artist, Jeff Oestreich — Angular form with geometric decoration. B) A just-for-fun cup made by Minnesota artist, Julie Timm — Porcelain with whimsical fish decoration.
Left to Right: A) Simplicity; a smaller cup in happy yellow-gold color made by Delores Fortuna, ceramic artist in northern Illinois. B) Another wood fired cup made by Simon Levin — Slightly squared, with soft lovely statements of flame and ash.
Left to Right: A) A taller mug that I acquired several years ago — Made by Michael Baxley, ceramic artist in Kansas City, Missouri. Porcelain, slightly squared form. B) Another just-for-fun mug made by Minnesota artist, Dawn Makarios — Wood fired, shino glaze with delightful ‘bird’ drawings.
Finally — Yummy cocoa in some playful mugs of my own — Maasha Mugs. Soda fired, with slips and glazes. Hope everyone is still enjoying winter.
Links — www.MichaelBaxley.com
For Jeff Oestreich and Simon Levin, keep the St. Croix Pottery Tour in mind….