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. In fact, I just decided one of my cups (made by a dear friend) would only be used for drinking wild nettle tea.
I enjoy thinking about daily rituals. How much coffee do you need to get through the morning paper? How much tea will last through a relaxing bath? I love to make pots that enrich daily routines.
My stacking cups are tactile and comfortable to use. The grooved contours are indicative of the making 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 engagement with the piece and let's face it, we all could use more storage.