Jim....here is a picture of three of my handbuilt mugs. I have terra sig on the bare clay.
Those are nice. I like the design for the bottom. Is that just a really deep foot, that you cut the half-circles out of?
Benzine.....Yes, more or less. After I form the cylinder for the mug body, I insert the bottom about 3/4 inch up inside the cylinder and coil it in, top and bottom. Then I cut out the 'feet' using a small biscuit cutter. When I glaze, I can glaze everything except the slight edge going around the feet. By cutting the circles out to form the feet even with the bottom insert, if the mug is washed in a dishwasher, it drains well....no puddles in the base. Does that even make sense? Hope so.