Shopping in Verdun

Here I am on my day off, leisurely shopping in Verdun and still checking out pottery like an obsessive person! These two mugs are very similar in shape but the top one (by @not_madeinchina ) is nice and smooth with an interesting surface while the other one (mass produced) is gritty and must be incredibly annoying to handle and wash. Good design makes a huge difference.

Mug prototype number 2

Mug prototype number 2. It’s getting there but today I’m mixing up about 20 tests for various glazes and combos so I can come up with something interesting for the insides of my mugs. I’ve been wanting to explore glazes for a long time but didn’t have a product I could do it with. I’m glad I can finally go crazy with colors on a piece!

Mug prototype

I had to do regular checkups at the hospital this morning and now that it’s done I really feel like I deserve this coffee! I’m also starting to like this prototype. It’s been around for about a month and I totally hated it at fist. I still think it could use a little ‘pop’. I’m thinking using a colored glaze on the inside. What do you think?
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Un café bien mérité à l’atelier pendant que je réfléchis sur mon prototype de tasse. Il est sorti du four il y a quelques semaine et au départ je le détestais. Je commence à l’aimer un peu mais il lui manque quelque chose encore. Qu’en pensez-vous?