|Monthly Tech-Tip |
Made by Tony Hansen (one mug is missing from the picture). Total capacity of the mugs (filled to the brim) is 13 liters of water (13.7 US quarts, 11.4 Imperial quarts), or about 450 ml per mug (14.9 US fl oz, 15.5 imperial fl oz). Trimmings were discarded, these would have made a couple more. Thus each mug required about 690 grams of pugged clay. This clay is not ideal for this purpose, if a smoother, more plastic clay had been used more mugs could have been produced. However, to its credit, there was not a single crack and no defects in the fired pieces.