Bear Ware are the mugs I first started building in my kitchen at home. They are named for many different things, mostly for Berwick (where I live) and the superb rhyme. Slab built in light buff stoneware, they are designed to look loosely like a family group; hard-working functional pottery! The larger mugs have generous handles, and all but the 'Wee Bears' come with an embossed handle and foot ring. Sizes are approximate, but as a rough guide are:
Daddy Bear - The biggest Bear Ware mug to date, ideal for tea-lovers who like serious a serious brew in serious stoneware.
90mm tall, diameter 80mm, volume 350ml
Mummy Bear - As tall as the daddy, but more refined and graceful, this is stoneware ideal for cappuccinos, lattes and milky hot chocolates
90mm tall, diameter 70mm, volume 250ml
Baby Bear - Just starting out, this chunky little teenager is suited to strong coffee, flat whites and decadent, rich hot chocolates
60mm tall, diameter 60mm, volume 200ml
Wee Bear - The very wee one - with a thinner handle and not foot ring, suited to those who like their coffees short, strong & hot!
55mm tall, diameter 50mm, volume 150ml
All the mugs are hand made, with individual carved decoration, and a maker's mark on the base. Please expect variations in the glazing and decoration - it's hand made baby!