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14 October 2011 @ 09:55 am
new mug  
I received an athenahealth mug when I started working here, which is what I've been using for coffee and tea ...

But it only holds 12oz of liquid (and that's when it's filled to the rim), and it turns out, that's annoyingly not enough. I'd prefer something that holds at least 16oz, and preferably 24oz. Also, it's boring.

I want something pretty, and sturdy, and large. Do you have a favorite place to shop for handmade pottery in the Boston area? I could turn to etsy, but I'd love to find something this weekend if I can.
 
 
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Blue Gargantuabluegargantua on October 14th, 2011 02:15 pm (UTC)

You could go to one of those "paint your own pottery" stores. This would take a little longer than just buying it off the rack, but it'd be fun.

later
Tom
Mizarchivist: Fractalmizarchivist on October 15th, 2011 01:15 am (UTC)
I was going to suggest that, too.
existential hot showerveek on October 14th, 2011 02:20 pm (UTC)
I wonder if the handmade-pretty-things place in Porter, right next to CVS, has mugs...
Mizarchivist: Dorkmizarchivist on October 15th, 2011 01:16 am (UTC)
That was my second suggestion ;)
jordanwillow: olive oiljordanwillow on October 15th, 2011 04:06 am (UTC)
it does!
Boring Nerd: you're a kitty!signsoflife on October 19th, 2011 04:21 am (UTC)
+, Mudflat is a local studio supporting the local arts community and all that jazz.
stephanie m. clarksonthespian on October 14th, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
I really like Peter Grams pottery, which I think you can get at Blue Cloud. I normally buy it directly off of him at the Harvard Square craft festival.
Martha42itous on October 14th, 2011 02:25 pm (UTC)
Yes, PG's pottery is at Blue Cloud (way in the back on the right). I love his round mugs that get narrower at the top, because they keep your tea warm longer.
Martha42itous on October 14th, 2011 02:23 pm (UTC)
I got my 20oz mug from Goodwill (after the cleaning people at work broke the huge mug I'd bought in London)... but I second the vote for Mudflat in Porter Sq (same building as CVS, same space as Sign of the Dove) if you're looking for something handmade.
Theory Slutdesiringsubject on October 14th, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
I have two beautiful mugs made by my cousin that hold about 20 oz. In my quest to simplify and send things to good homes, I'd be happy to offer you one or both.
Keys and locks, roots and branchesomnia_mutantur on October 14th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
Blue Cloud, next to True Grounds, sometimes has some lovely pottery.
Sapere Aude: dancerprimal_pastry on October 14th, 2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
I fit all your requirements!