[Clayart] drinking from containers

Robert Harris robertgharris at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 02:47:13 UTC 2022

It's sort of amusing to think how far we've come.
200 years ago, you'd have been pretty rich and hoity-toity to drink from

Cheap beer was served in wooden tankards. At least in a rough country pub
where ceramic was too fragile. (The most interesting one I've seen had 3 or
4 holes in the side to be filled by wooden pegs, depending on how much beer
you'd purchased).

Most everything else was served in pewter or silver if you were lucky.
Flagons and harvest jugs would have been earthenware, though.

On Mon, 4 Apr 2022 at 20:36, mel jacobson <melpots at mail.com> wrote:

> Wine, fancy drinks and beer seem to be best served from quality glass.
> I love those German Pilsner glasses.
> It is time honored. No bar tender would haul out and old clay mug to make
> his perfect "old fashioned". ( mulled sugar and orange, bitters, and a
> cherry
> and a dash of ginger ale, then fizz water".  A great scotch comes in a
> crystal glass.
> Coffee cups, porcelain tea cups, naval mugs are great for coffee.
> What I make for mugs works best for my customers for coffee. Mugs for hot
> chocolate.
> fruit drinks are nice in a clay mug.
> my all time favorite mug is the "navy mug, found on board ship".
> white, thick, round hole for finger. Throw it on the deck and it does
> not break. pound in nails, works great.  It is the supreme "form and
> function.
> looks like a coffee mug, drinks like a coffee mug, works like a coffee mug.
> It you are attacked, use it as a weapon.
> Ask the Queen Mum. She knows what to do and what to use.
> I wanted to ask her to Prom in 1950, but she said...."Too busy you know."
> mel
> website: www.melpots.com
> www.melpots.com/CLAYART.HTML
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