Coffee this morning from a Brian Chen @brianchenpottery mug. Smallish, a bit heavy for its size, (but that’s by design,)compact, and full of remarkable architecture to take in as I drink. Wheel thrown, two finger handle, ribbed texture vertically on the surface, with one carved or pressed line (that mimics the architecture of the base) meandering in a purposeful manner around the top of the mug. The fire has done wonderful things on the inside of the handle, The outside surface of the wall, culminating with a bit of flash on the protrusion at the base of the piece. The thumb rest on the handle makes a perfect diagonal down to that protrusion. It’s pretty hard to stop looking at this piece, even as I lift it up and take a gander at the very bottom! This one is certainly a favorite!
- Bambi Anderson (IG: @bambianderson70)