Here are a whole bunch of mugs that I’ve drawn over the past few months. I originally started drawing these because I knew that if I drew some mugs I liked I would hone in on certain details that I might not pick up otherwise which would then allow me to incorporate those ideas into my pottery. When doing a drawing from life you’re constantly taking visual measurements, not in inches or centimeters, but in proportional relationships. So for example if I start a drawing with the oval shape of the opening of the mug and then I need to figure out how tall to make the mug, I’ll look at the actual mug I’m drawing and take a visual measurement figuring out if the oval is the same length as the height, or if the height is 1.5 times the size of the oval etc. The first few drawings I made were of mugs in the gallery at Local Pottery and then I put together a group of mugs pulled from my cabinet at home.