Growlers and Mugs

 These pieces bring to mind immediately celebrations and good drinks with good friends. With the similarity of form between the mugs and growlers and the continuity of glazing effects the pieces are clearly intended to be parts of a set, displayed as a whole, as seen in the central four vessels atop the barrel lid. However, the forms individually are strong enough to stand alone in their functional life and provide a comfortable place for the eyes, hands, and lips to commune after a long day of work. Free of any commentary save for their own the set is made up of heirloom-worthy vessels and draws upon strong historical references providing a fresh look at some of the utensils used for celebrating with beverages.