Looking for a great way to get into the Fall season and Halloween? This cute Jack-O-Lantern mug is the perfect thing! The mug was thrown on the wheel with a very dark brown clay body. When it dried out, I applied a handle and colorful underglazes. I thin carved the details of the Jack-O-Lantern with a tool, this technique is often referred to as Sgraffito.
The inside of the mug is glazed orange and I left the outside unglazed.
It holds 12-13 oz of fluid, it is 5 inches wide with the handle and 4 inches tall.
I often will leave the outside of my mugs unglazed and it isn’t a problem as far as functionality goes. They are safe in the dishwasher and microwave, although not that because I throw rather thin, my pottery does tend to get a bit hot in the microwave.
This clay body is really smooth and I personally enjoy the feel of the unglazed clay.