Saturday, October 2, 2010

Mexican Mug

I bought 2 of these mugs years ago when I was shopping in Tijuana with a friend of mine who used to travel there a couple of times a year to buy carloads of stuff to resell up here in the states. I've manage to break the handle on one of them, so it's a brush holder, but this one has been begging me to paint it. I love how the red clay shows through the glaze where it's chipped, and I love the pattern and how the deep blue color changes to light blue where the glaze is the thinnest. It's a huge challenge to get the pattern to float on the cup as it recedes into shadow. I plan to do at least one more, or as many as it takes until I'm happy...

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