Mug Project

For this project, you will create a set of 5 mugs (if you are in S361) or 10 mugs (if you are in S461/2) in order to learn how to make and attach handles.

You will explore the ergonomics of the handled drinking vessel, while at the same time infusing your mugs with creative expression and experimentation.

If you are more advanced and would like to challenge yourself, try something new – trim the mugs, experiment with a new form of handle, play with the proportions. There are a myriad of ways you can experiment.

There are tons of ways to make handles, so here are a few methods:

Handle demo at IU Southeast
Handbuilding a handle
Ben Clark pulling a handle directly off the mug

Emily Reason, pulling a lug handle
Pete Pinnell: Thoughts on Cups
Anja Bartels, pulling and attaching a porcelain handle