Alexis Templeton 16oz Rimmed Northern Night Mug (Narrower version) #M1157

Alexis Templeton


For this March of Mugs, Alexis did a number of Northern Night mugs that are slightly taller and narrower than her usual shape.

The dramatic "Northern Night" surface is achieved by combining two quite different glazes.

The darker base is an “oil spot” glaze — which when fired quickly to a high heat, causes iron components to burst to the surface and leave glistening or sparkling highlights. Layered on this is the blue crystalline glaze, which creates a luminescent Northern Lights effect when it melds in the kiln with the darker glaze.