Isn’t that the old artistic dilemma? You have a vision and you can’t quite realize it. But for me, the fun is in the exploration. I experimented with handle shapes and tried mixing Mason Stains into Amaco Velvet Underglazes to enhance the colors of the surface decoration.
The mugs are glazed with a clear satin glaze on the outside and a white glaze on the inside. I like the way the colors turned out. The handles are another matter. Some of them look great but are not comfortable to use. Other handles look awkward but are extremely comfortable in the hand. Unless your handle is tried and true, there’s no way of knowing how the mug will feel until it’s fired and filled with its first serving of Java or tea. But experimenting is all part of the fun.