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was: the $40.00 mug now: perfect mug

updated tue 26 jul 05


Earl Brunner on mon 25 jul 05

Ok, Andie, now that you've made me blush (they really aren't THAT great guys) I guess i can't charge you $40.00 for that replacement mug............

Andie Plamondon wrote: I have to jump in -

I have a soft spot for mugs, being a HUGE coffee drinker, and have a cabinet
full of hand made ones (some glass, some clay). I have some by famous
potters, some by lesser known, and plenty that I have made.

My favorite? It was a gift from a clayarter - it was a porcelain mug with a
black tenmoku glaze breaking to copper - gorgeous to look at, light but not
fragile, and the handle fit my hand and my husband's hand. Oh the handle -
it was flat but rounded, wide but not out fo proportion. (sigh)It was big
enough for a good cup of coffee, even big enough for a small cup of soup,
but not big enough to be cumbersome. I looooooved that mug. I almost
divorced my husband the day he dropped it.

So for the perfect mug, run, run, run to Earl Brunner's studio in Las
Vegas - he has truly mastered the mug, and his standards are what I
personally aspire to. If he ever gets a web site up that I can find, I'll be
ordering more for sure.

:) Andie Plamondon
Handful of Earth Pottery
Laurel, DE

Earl Brunner