|Tavern Mugs drying|
I like making big steins. I think I'll call them tavern mugs now. I like that. Conjures up images of crusty men with beards and mustaches sitting at round wooden tables in a dimly lit tavern.
So, I figure a tavern mug should have a wide bottom to prevent knocking it over, and it should have a substantial handle that you can grip with your entire hand. Here's some pictures of me making my "tavern mugs."
|Attaching stub of clay to bottom|
|Supporting wall with sponge-on-a-stick|
|Attaching to top of mug|
|Shaping the handle|
|Finishing join (mug is held firmly onto work surface)|
|two finished tavern mugs|