These Wood Fired Ceramic Mugs by Julie Devers are truly one of a kind. These mugs are a conversation starter. Imaging drinking your coffee each morning out of these one of a kind pieces. You will see something new in the glaze every day. This is art for your life!
Julie Devers is a graduate of Notre Dame. She also has a Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Montana. Julie has spent a lifetime refining her pottery skills and making functional pottery. In addition to creating her own artwork, Julie teaches at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art.
Pots fired in an anagama wood kiln do not have a glaze applied to the exterior surface. The finished color and surface are determined by a few things. The clay materials, placement in the kiln, temperature and the duration of the firing. In a five day kiln firing, the ash of several cords of wood melts to form a glazed surface. The flame creates subtle and unique patterns as it weaves through hundreds of stacked pots. As a result, the physical and emotional experience of the firing process seems to radiate from each one-of-a-kind piece unloaded from the kiln.
Julie’s artwork looks great in all home decor. Look closely at her Stoneware and Porcelain work and you will notice a singular dot or a simple line. Certainly, this is Julie’s quiet way of decorating her bowls, mugs, trays, and platters.
Julie says, “Using handmade objects cause the senses to awaken. Transform your everyday rituals into special comforting moments.”