Mug - Large by Patrice Murtha
We work to minimize clutter in our lives. Yet we also believe you can never have too many handmade mugs- especially those large enough to hold soup.
Wheel-thrown with hand-pulled handles, these large mugs are made of porcelain clay, are microwaveable, food- and dishwasher-safe. Each mug holds a generous 12 oz. of liquid.
Measures approximately 5" long x 4.5" wide x 3.25" tall.
Handmade by Patrice Murtha of Winter Rye Studio in Berwyn, Illinois.
A potter’s greatest pleasure, after working at the wheel, is knowing that someone will enjoy the results. Patrice has been working with clay for over twenty years with the user in mind. Her functional porcelain-ware is lightweight, yet remarkably strong and durable.
In her basement studio, she throws on an old Brent wheel with an eye toward simple, refined designs that are – first and foremost – functional. A wide range of familiar Midwest imagery inspires her dinnerware: grain silos; “L” girders; oilcans; skyscrapers. She finishes with glazes that reflect the colors of that landscape – both natural and urban.
Patrice’s pottery is the foundation of the collaboration known as Winter Rye. Barbara Korbel was introduced to weaving 30 years ago, she designs and weaves cloth, sourcing traditional patterns. Her hand woven table linens complement the colors and forms of Winter Rye pottery. Recently, Barbara began carving spoons to accompany Patrice’s dinnerware.
Patrice and Barbara are the founders of Winter Rye. They are committed to making their goods affordable, while honoring the labor of the individual worker.
Find more of Patrice's work here.