I always try to include a unique style in the construction or decoration of my mugs. The more and more I make mugs I find myself wanting to try harder and harder to make them something you would not see in the stereotypical kitchen. This desire has expressed itself in cups with a traditional slip trailing decoration to what I call flip flop mugs, where an intentional thin spot is thrown into the form to create a torque that creates a unique unbalanced look.
Lidded Face Jars
The detail in this delightful piece of art disguised as a cookie jar will please any collector. From his deepset thoughtful eyes to the rosary beads folded through his hands this monk watches over the sweet treasure stored beneath his removable head. Another character in this series is a jolly farmer. They can both be seen and purchased at Southern Pottery and Work Center on Divine Street in Columbia.
Decorative Fire Pots
Every southern deck or front porch needs a functional ceramic piece like this gorgeous firepot. The twinkling light from inside the pot lights up dragon flies or lightening bugs . Remove the decorative top and light a flame that bids your guests linger and sip iced tea while they listen to a chorus of frogs and crickets in the summer twilight.