New Beginnings Pottery Mugs

Welcome to my life

I work mainly with a mid-range fired stoneware clay. The majority of my work is functional but I love to do tiles of animals with horses my main focus. I also enjoy getting to raku.

My focus is wheel thrown but you will find a scattering of handbuilt work made from slabs along with a mix of combination of the two techniques. Take a look around and I hope you enjoy what you find here.

If you like what I do, you can show your support by liking my Facebook page. If you really like a piece of work you see, you may find it on my Etsy Store. With all of the different potters out there, I want to thank you for taking the time to view my work. It means a lot to me.

Care of Your Pottery

Dishwasher use:

All of my pottery can be cleaned in the dishwasher but be aware that the abrasive action of most dishwasher soaps will eventually start to cause some wear and remove the shine. I normally wash my bowls that I absolutely love by hand although occasionally they still go into the dishwasher.

Oven use:

Taking your pottery straight from the freezer or refrigerator to a hot oven can cause it to break. It is best to allow it to come to room temperature if possible and put it in a cold oven. Let it heat up with the oven. Slow heating is best.

Microwave use:

All of my food-safe pottery can be used in a microwave. You should be aware that any pottery, even porcelain, will still have a slight absorption rate. If you leave your pottery sitting in water for long periods of time just realize it might have absorbed a slight amount of water. If you find handles on mugs or the bowls becoming unreasonably hot compared to the contents chances are your pottery piece has absorbed some moisture. I would suggest never using that piece in the microwave again. The heating of the moisture in the clay can cause burns or failure of the pottery piece. I have pieces I still use but I just never put them in the microwave.

Raku care:

Matte glaze such as Copper Flash use a soft brush or rinse with distilled water. Do not place in direct sunlight.

Smooth glazes such as White Crackle rinse with distilled water and immediately dry with a soft cloth. Raku pottery is very porous and should not be used to hold liquid. If you want to use as a vase for flowers please place a glass container inside first.