Day 5 of the 31-day Mug-A-Day Challenge. For Dec. 5, a mug by Becky Henderson-Gow, a potter from Sugar Grove, N.C. I bought this in June 2013 in Boone, N.C., at Doe Ridge Pottery, Bob Meier’s shop. You can’t tell it from this photo, but the piece has unusual dark blue circles — not black — and white-vein accents. #pottery #art #pots #wnc #mugshot
31-day Mug-A-Day Challenge: Mug for 12/4 is by potter Sid Luck of Luck’s Ware in Seagrove, N.C. Circa 1997. The mug is a nice shape, very drinkable, but the colors are too reflective of the time (burgundies and hunter greens). This is one of a pair. #mugshot
31-day Mug a Day challenge: For 12/3, the Mystery Mug from Golden Keys Pottery in Seagrove, N.C. Circa 1996-97. The young woman had lovely designs, more modern than the other Seagrove potters, and her glazes were exquisite. When I went back 6 months later, she had quit and moved from the area. One of my favorite pieces. I’d still like to know what happened to her and why she quit so soon.
31-day Mug Challenge. For 12/2: Mug by Michael Mahan of From the Ground Up Pottery in Westmoore, N.C. I bought this in ‘95 when he and his wife were running Wild Rose Pottery in Whynot, N.C. #mugshotmonday
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