I like the small "donut-shaped" handles, and find that shape very comfortable with one finger through the handle, remaining fingers supporting the weight of the cup from underneath the handle. I also think the donut works well with the shape of the cup. I'm not sure the "ear-shaped" handles necessarily make sense on a short and wide cup. They look better on a taller cup. The ones that look best among your mugs are the smaller ear-shaped handles, because they are closer in shape and proportion of the donut-shaped handles. Regardless, I'd like to see more taper on the ear-shaped handles. I like the thickness at the top, but they should taper down to be thinner and flatter at the bottom.
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My name is Mea Rhee, and I am the potter behind Good Elephant Pottery. I make functional pottery for daily use, fired to cone 6 in an electric kiln. My designs are minimal and rustic, and always functional. I consider myself "self-taught" in that I am not formally trained in ceramics, though I have had many wonderful teachers along the way. My degree is in graphic design, and most of my professional life has revolved around a busy design studio. In 2010, I was able to “retire” from design and devote a full-time schedule to the pottery studio. I put “retire” in quotes because I now work harder than ever before. It is a dream come true and I am grateful for this every day.
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