60 Mugs - A Pottery Production Video


There is peace to be found in repetition, letting the hands and body fall into familiar rhythms and gestures. Though I love making more interesting work, I do enjoy a return to simple production.

It is often cited that repetition leads to mastery. This is only partly true. Simple repetition without much conscious thought will lead to a certain level of competency. But for true mastery, mindful repetition is key. In throwing each of these sixty mugs, I am constantly evaluting my movements and technique looking for places to improve. I have made many thousands of these mugs over the years, and certainly I am far better at making them now than I was years ago, but there is always room for improvement.