21 April 2010

Another Contest

The gift shop at Colonial Williamsburg has a big display of these mugs for sale. I was fascinated by them and creeped out by them at the same time. On principle I'm opposed to these white cylinders that many people pass off as a mug and yet, covered in all of these great salt glaze images, I wanted to buy one in the worse way. I was able to justify the purchase by thinking of you, dear reader, and of a prize for my next contest. So, here you go, in honor of my last throwing day (more mugs, of course) before firing #8, I offer you one of these immaculately crafted muglike objects. Let me know if you want your name in the hat. I'll pick a 'lucky' winner over the weekend. Extra credit if you're a 'follower'. (It's never too late to join up!)

15 comments:

Dennis Allen said...

You're right, kinda spooky but WYH go ahead and count me in.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Yikes!

Aaron Sober said...

This is like eating hamburger in front of the cows. Uh, i guess i'm in.

cookingwithgas said...

Oh my - the face seems to be saying- can you believe my mug is on this mug!
Terrible- bleck- why they did not have a potter reproduce a beautiful handmade salt mug to sell goes beyond their thinking.
Good grief people what were you thinking! Oh, you were not.
With this said put me in the bag.
I know a special way to show honor to this mug.

Linda Starr said...

I think I'm already a follower, but count me in the hat for the mug; I am curious about the special way Meredith will honor this mug, wonder if I'm hearing a chuckle in the background.

cindy shake said...

Throw my name in the hat! I'd put some of my tools in the mug -it's the thought that counts anyway, right?!

Hollis Engley said...

Ummmm ... no. But thanks, Dan. I think ...

Kim Hines said...

i have to say, before reading the post, when i saw the picture i thought you'd lost your mind! it is a big spooky looking, i'm curious how meredith would honor the mug too lol. i'm already a follower, guess i'm in too. it'd really freak my daughter out, make for a good laugh. nothing like torturing the younguns eh? :)

doug Fitch said...

Hamburger in front of cows ha ha :-)
Count me in please Dan

Bill Perrine said...

Really weird... it will make a great conversation piece, like it already has. I'm in.

gz said...

The shop in the National History Museum in StFfagans (Wales) is the same- they should be backing real craftworkers and artists,working with them to get less expensive items on the shelves as well and not importing cheap plastic or slipcast souvenirs

sarah perry said...

these mug-like things are nearly impossible to find in france, they're more a teacup, espresso cup, bowl kind of warm liquid drinking society...
please put my name in the hat if you haven't already found an owner for that mug-thing.
ps-trying to get to fredericksburg around september: be on the lookout

sarah perry said...

these mug-like things are nearly impossible to find in france, they're more a teacup, espresso cup, bowl kind of warm liquid drinking society...
please put my name in the hat if you haven't already found an owner for that mug-thing.
ps-trying to get to fredericksburg around september: be on the lookout

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

Woah! Those are freaky. I'm not sure why you would want to buy one of those. You can definitely count me out!

paul jessop said...

That's just plain Wrong. in fact that is worse than wrong that's wronger than a wrong thing should ever be.

Not for my cup of tea.