Do you have a favorite mug? You know the one. It holds just the right amount of coffee and feels as if it was made especially for your hand. I have a few of those: one for everyday coffee, one for weekend coffee, one for tea, one for tea when I'm feeling under the weather and one for hot boozy drinks.
I like to think about daily rituals when I make these. How much coffee do you need to get through the morning paper? How much tea will last through the bath? Why not make our usual habits a little more special?
Tactile and comfortable in your hand, I make my beakers so that you never want to put them down. The grooved contours are indicative of the maker's process and invite the hand. While forming them, I consider not only their function as a drinking vessel, but as an interactive assemblage in your cupboard. Making them stackable encourages continued engagement with the piece and let's face it, we all could use more storage.