Since I enjoy both coffee and tea, I love to make both teapots and coffee mugs.

The mugs are great to experiment with different glaze combinations.
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Tea pot can be both decorative and functional.

Cobalt Blue Tea Set with Golden Bird Knob

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Ultimately, my aim is to create items that will be both useful and beautiful.

If you can drink from a unique coffee mug, the experience is so much greater than drinking out of a disposable paper cup. The texture, the color, the feel in your hand will heighten the experience of drinking your hot beverage.

Plus, think about how many trees you will save over the lifetime of a mug, versus the total number of paper cups you would use in that time. And of course, think about how much waste you would reduce by not using the disposable cups. 😉

I take my mugs to work with me every day. Each day I drink from a different mug. I rinse it between my morning coffee and water. Less waste, more expressive, and a more enjoyable experience.