|Oak Leaf Camo Mug|
Without further adieu...here is the advice/critiques I was given:
-Handle is too high. It should not come above the mouth/rim of the mug.
|Oak Leaf Mug - Interior|
- Try attaching mug when it is slightly drier. Sculpt/attach handle more so that it is more a part of the mug/looks natural rather than just "attaching" it.
- Make handle thicker to accommodate carving away clay during texture process.
-Better veining in the leaves is needed.
- Folding leaf edges over the edge of the rim of mug is not recommended. Could impede/make drinking from it uncomfortable. Create a "dribble".
- Less can be more on glazing.
- Better glaze coverage/thicker glaze application of orange glaze on interior of cup
Everything that was recommended is excellent advice. My cup even got called "wabi sabi". I had to go look up what it meant! Turns out...MOST of my pottery is wabi sabi! Wabi sabi is an aesthetic centered on acceptance of transience and imperfection.
I am VERY grateful for my pottery friends. Most of which I've never met in person, but have gained much admiration and respect through our conversations over Facebook.
What are YOUR thoughts on this mug? What do you like about it? What do you NOT like about it? Do you have any suggestions/critiques?