One of my favourite mugs was made by Basil the Jiggerman at Medalta in my home town of Medicine Hat, Alberta. I love the thickness of the cup, it's thick rim and most especially it's one finger handle.
My dear friend Maureen Ross commented on yesterdays blog post "We always felt you should be able to hold a mug with your eyes shut." Maureen and her fine husband Don made pots for the mass market. I don't! If you write a lullaby and people remember the words then it wasn't a very successful lullaby was it? You didn't put them to sleep! If you make cups that people hold with their eyes shut then what kind of cup have you made? I like to make cups that demand that you look at them. It is often why I undulate the rim. Pick the wrong spot and you are going to pour hot tea on yourself.
I started out today to make Basil's cup and try to please all and then I read Carter Gillies Blog and then I rewatched Pete Pinnells U-tube Thoughts On Cups https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WChFMMzLHVs and I just couldn't help adding an