Happy 103rd Birthday Donn Beach! I will be toasting and celebrating with a Zombie this evening.
This Saturday at 4pm PST the Moai mugs that are still available from the 2009 Tiki Wonderland show at the Tonga Hut will be available on the Etsy store, junkhauler.etsy.com, along with a few of the Burnished Dusk Lava edition. This glaze process (this is a style of application, not a type of "crystal" glaze, that involves applying various glazes) yields a lot of variety from one mug to another, as well as the fact that each mug has its neck and nose position altered, and the smile line is added by hand into each mug, so no two are alike. This glaze work promotes some beautiful color transitions, from a matte lava red to to semi matte yellow to glossy browns, blacks and blues. Below can be seen a test fire (in this case no smile line was added) and what I can say is this coloration is a lot more to see in person (but please click on the picture to see it larger.) As I mentioned the Moai mug will be an open edition; I will continue to make them till the mold goes south or I get burned out on em. Thanks for looking and if you have any questions feel free to drop me a note!