School: Palmer High School
Last semester I made these three mugs as an assignment and discovered how challenging it was to make a mug that was visually pleasing and also practical to use. After having to recycle a mug because I let it dry out too long, I learned I had to pay close attention to the moisture level of my mugs while I added handles and slip work. It was hard to attempt putting the henna and Zen-tangle inspired designs with small slip trailer tips clogged with past user’s clay. After struggling with these fine tips, I had to use a bigger one. Even though my mugs did not go exactly as I pictured in my head, I learned a lot from the process and enjoy using them for tea, coffee and hot chocolate.