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#1 Evelyne Schoenmann

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 12:10 PM

Thank you Marcia for doing the QOTW for me for the last 2 weeks!

 

I am back from Taiwan (horrible Internet connection in the hotel) and prepared for my next trip, but first I want to ask you if you drink your morning coffee/tea out of a self made mug, a mug that a friend made, or a bought one?

 

Until my time in Barcelona this fall I used a bought one (shame on me), but at the Symposium in B. one of our participants, Ester Beck from Israel, made tea bowls for all of us, and since then I always use that one. I will take a picture of it tomorrow and show it to you.

 

Do you show us the one YOU are using?

 

Happy week to all of you!

 

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 01:06 PM

I use a Rebekah Krieger cup, every day, up to 4 times but usually 3!!!
You can't use or hold anything without a reminder of who made it!!!

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 03:10 PM

Oh there are many a mug I would love to get my hands on.... but I am using one of my first mugs until I make something better (or can afford a few from amazing potters!)

 

It is the larger one in the back.

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 05:19 PM

My wife uses a mug she made while I'm using a mug a young friend of ours has made and gifted me. Its a wonderfully whimsical mug with a sculptured face on it.


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 10:38 PM

Attached File  Zoldak mug--.jpg   237.51KB   2 downloadsMy permanent favorite is a gorgeous thrown mug with heavy slip trailing, by potter Steven Zoldak (who happens to be Maureen Mills' hubby). I got it at their open studio tour (Portsmouth Holiday Arts Tour, NH) a few years ago.  It is an absolute "feel good" piece that truly enhances my lucious coffee (coffee snob, here, it's gotta be hot, black, & very good...even if it is not made with a French press!). 


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 11:11 PM

At work, a Dan Finnegan mug. http://danfinneganpottery.com/

At home, I use both a commercial made (a gift with sentimental meaning) and hand-made mugs.

#7 Mark C.

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 02:27 AM

I use a variety of other potters mugs for my morning joe.Most of my mugs are made by others-never a commercial mug.


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#8 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:38 AM

Attached File  qotwmug.jpg   69.7KB   3 downloadsThis morning's cappuccino is in one of my old mugs. My husband makes the selection because he makes the espressos. One of our daily rituals.Reading the weather forecasts for Red lodge... 10" of snow for Thursday! Sunny and 84 here just in time for our garage sale.
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Posted 16 November 2016 - 09:28 AM

As my wife and I have settled into a ritual also of going to a local mom & pop for breakfast, I usually get a mish mash of mugs to drink my 2-4 cups of coffee. We sit and read novels, enjoy the coffee, and let someone else do the cooking. They usually serve me with a variety of LARGE mugs that they have there, some are mine, some are commercial. I am now doing up another set of my mugs for them as they really like that they hold a lot, don't look massive, last a long time, and keep the coffee hot. Some of the locals rave about them, and some won't even use them.

 

Oh well,

 

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 11:15 AM

I use a selection of three mugs I made for demos when I taught. My husband also uses demo mugs. I guess they are the right size & just fit our hands the way we like. I have trouble holding a skinny handle so make them wider than normal.
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#11 SydneyGee

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 11:45 AM

attachicon.gifZoldak mug--.jpgMy permanent favorite is a gorgeous thrown mug with heavy slip trailing, by potter Steven Zoldak (who happens to be Maureen Mills' hubby). I got it at their open studio tour (holidays Portsmouth Art and Craft Trail, NH) a few years ago.  It is an absolute "feel good" piece that truly enhances my lucious coffee (coffee snob, here, it's gotta be hot, black, & very good!). 

 

 

Then why on EARTH would you use a Kuerig??? :P


 

 

 

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 02:58 PM

Coffee=clever dripper=

great coffee


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 05:25 PM

@ Sydney LOL   'cuz I live alone and needed to cut down from a gallon a day and the per-cup system helps. Plus I have a K-cup "basket" where I can get my dark roast/Fair Trade/exotica-whatever, grind my own beans and still use the machine. 


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#14 Pres

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 07:32 PM

I use one all the time also, as my wife and I both like coffee, but don't drink a pot at a time unless at breakfast. . . see previous post! :)  :)


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#15 SydneyGee

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 12:19 PM

@LeeU we all have our methods of coping ;) :D

 

We use a french press, we actually have several. One makes 12oz, the other 30 oz. The larger I use every morning for coffee for my husband and I, the smaller to only brew loose leaf teas. Sometimes we use an Aeropress, which is this strange device that uses air to "press" the coffee. It travels well so we use it while camping. I usually drink one cup of coffee, then two to four cups of tea a day. I switch the teas up depending on my mood, usually a nice mint tea after lunch and at night a jasmine or white leaf tea. I don't particularly like the first couple mugs I made, but I use them instead of manufactured until I make something better.

 

When we lived on the boat, both of us consumed 5-10 cups of tea a day, our boat was made of concrete and was VERY cold inside, all the time! I used a hand-painted mug that chipped when we ran aground one day and broke some of our plates.... ):


 

 

 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 04:08 PM

attachicon.gifqotwmug.jpgThis morning's cappuccino is in one of my old mugs. My husband makes the selection because he makes the espressos. One of our daily rituals.Reading the weather forecasts for Red lodge... 10" of snow for Thursday! Sunny and 84 here just in time for our garage sale.
Marcia

Is that an iced coffee.

Well, just as well your garage sale is not in Montana!



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 06:25 PM

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#18 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 07:23 AM

Maybe its true or just seems like it.
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#19 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 10:17 PM

I use a Rebekah Krieger cup, every day, up to 4 times but usually 3!!!
You can't use or hold anything without a reminder of who made it!!!
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Wow! I consider that an honor! I do cherish your cup too!

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#20 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 10:22 PM

I have several cups that I rotate out. After visiting Simon Levin's studio and eating apple crumble off of a warren Mckenzie plate there, I decided to eventually replace all of my dishes With handmade ones by potters who's work I connect with.

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