Tag Archives: mugs

Lotte Bostlund – beer tankards

These are a few of the overlooked Bostlund Industries beer tankards as designed and produced by Lotte Bostlund. Just classic European tankard forms in durable porcelainous stoneware. Strong deep glazing, lots of surface variation and confident hand brush work. Good solidly weighted mugs with lightly canted bases and loving appreciation for form and tradition.

The Mug — the intimate pot – Robin Hopper

One of the first pieces of studio pottery I ever picked up — and which I still own — is this simple stoneware coffee mug by B.C. potter Robin Hopper (1939 –    ). It still feels like a splash of cold water in the face when I hold it or look at it. How could […]

Starting out — a mug’s game

When I started collecting and dealing (and picking) I was frequently reminded about the sheer volume of pottery and ceramics that was being discarded and resold.  Something that hasn’t changed much over thousands of years. This is only one aisle of a thrift store and only one object — the simple western mug — to […]