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#1 JBaymore

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:11 AM

OK.... you know you have it. Yeah....you should probably use others pieces.....but there is that one item..........

What is the one piece of your own ware that you use the most, and why?

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:22 AM

Coffee Mug. I drink lots of coffee and always use one of my best mugs until one day I realize that the mug I'm using sucks and that now I'm making much better mugs. One of the best things that happens to me is making a new pot that suddenly makes all the pots of that type that I've made before look bad.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:34 AM

I don't believe there is just one, but it's got to be mugs for me too, I have many mugs and many favourites, breakfast is usually on one of my plates along with OJ in a beaker of mine.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:15 PM

I don't believe there is just one, but it's got to be mugs for me too, I have many mugs and many favourites, breakfast is usually on one of my plates along with OJ in a beaker of mine.


Dear All,

Mine is bowls--hands down. I love using my own bowls for a while then I end up giving them away and have a new set to use at home. I also use a lot of plates that I have made. Cups I find finicky. I should really do more practice to make the ultimate shape. Right now, I drink from my old Robin Hopper mugs. I also like Thomas Aiken's style of mugs. But again, from my own collection of my stuff it is bowls.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:51 PM

I have one bowl in particular that I love to use for my homemade chicken soup.
It is just a simple bowl with two handles and it is "just right".

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:14 AM

I made a set of dishes for us to use about 5 years ago and it's the bowls we use the most, I have some pasta bowls that I am ready to glaze and add to the set. Denice

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:11 PM

For me it is not one bowl, but three. I made a set of four soda fired cereal/soup bowls that were designed to stack in a cupboard nicely. When I was cleaning them up after firing, I had one drop to the floor a break into several pieces, making a set of three. Since they wer intended to be a set of four for sale, I adopted them into my own use.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:44 PM

I use bowls and plates and cups, mostly to make sure the glazes are durable in the dishwasher, but I also feed my dogs in reject bowls. When they get dirty, they just get tossed.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:03 AM

I use bowls and plates and cups, mostly to make sure the glazes are durable in the dishwasher, but I also feed my dogs in reject bowls. When they get dirty, they just get tossed.


Mugs, batter bowls, really large bowls for mixing or salads.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:07 PM

OK.... you know you have it. Yeah....you should probably use others pieces.....but there is that one item..........

What is the one piece of your own ware that you use the most, and why?

Check out joining the Potters Council ( www.potterscouncil.org ) for more networking possibilities, peer mentoring opportunities, discounts on books, magazines, and DVDs, health insurance, credit card merchant programs, and many other member benefits.

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A stoneware tea mug I made as an undergraduate student. It's one of the first things I made when I started throwing. I have others that are more "refined" but they are not the same, my tea just tastes better in that old mug!

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:46 AM

A set of tumblers we've been using for a few years. They're light and strong made from the heaviest grogged clay I have ever used and formed from slabs rolled 1/8th inch thick. My husband has dropped them maybe a dozen times even on tile, they have yet to break.
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:28 PM

Depends on my mood ... I have a stein for my brew dogs ... i have a coffee mug, a tea bowl etc ... so really it's going to be drink ware. I have big hands ... so I have MY cups that I like to use that I made just for my hands.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:48 AM

Flower vase. Liked it so much, made three of them. Keep it in my master bedroom.
No comparison with anything I had/bought before.
(Have never done mugs for some reason.)

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:17 AM

We use plates and bowls I made a few years ago.......pasta bowls and one-handle soup/cereal bowls. My fiancee uses one of my coffee mugs every morning, but I have a Barbara Knutson mug that I love and use daily. There's just something special about serving food or eating/drinking from a vessel created out of a bag of clay!
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