Holy smokes, what a rainbow. Choose from simple single colors to edgy two-tone combinations. All our glazes are formulated in-house – craft style, I suppose you’d call it – so they’re unique to Grey Fox Pottery’s handmade mugs. Whether you need a soft peach coffee mug for your coffee shop, a strong matte beer stein black for your brewpub, or a fun periwinkle goblet for your renaissance festival, we have a color that’s perfect for you. The glazes on this page are shown on our Slimline mug style for example only. Our glazes are available on all of our mug styles, they are lead-free and food safe.
A note about medallions and glazes
Hand made pottery is sometimes a little like a favorite recipe – it turns out different every time. The way a rim glaze flows over the body and the color of the background on a medallion can vary from order to order.
The logo and text of a medallion is usually black or negative area on the art and it is a recess in a clay medallion. It stands in contrast to the white or positive are on the art. The black recess is where glaze gathers and the white is the raised natural buff color of the clay. The black areas need to be colored in before mugs are dipped in glaze so the fine detail will show. This is usually done with black, blue, brown or another dark slip. When the mug is glazed some of it covers the background color and the result is a beautiful mottling or marbling.
The Bistro mug (top) shown here has what we call black fill in the medallion and is glazed in gold. The Vanessa mug (bottom) has blue fill in the medallion and is glazed pink. Both are like that old recipe that’s a little different every time, beautiful and unique.
Sometimes when a medallion has a lot of black area, filling the background becomes a challenge. This is why we like to reduce the amount of negative space in an art layout. A nice balance of black and white is ideal.