Hot Chocolate What color mug works best?
Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:24 PM
What has sold for me in mugs best last year was a landscape of colors on a mug form either at galleries or shows those colors where browns /blues and yellow/oranges. Solid colors have never been the best sellers for me in mugs.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:11 AM
Reds, are also seen as food colors such as radishes, tomatoes, and apples, raspberries, cranberries, and etc.
Greens are also food colors a lot of deep green leafy vegetables, cucumbers, green beans, tomatoes, apples, grapes, pears, herbs and etc.
However plastic cups do not entice me to drink hot chocolate but a wonderful big and hefty ceramic mug does; one that can be cuddled with or without a handle, on a chilly night, or morning, or afternoon.
So hot cocoa or if you prefer 'hot chocolate' served in a cup with a color that is already associated with food has a head start on being delicious.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:06 PM
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:14 PM
You are pulling my leg right? We don't often see blood and fatty tissue and how appetizing are they when we do see them. For me any way, they evoke a yuck! And I'm not a vegetarian. No the colors are to identify food groups. I would look at my tee shirt but it is deep in the laundry bag waiting for me to do the wash. I am currently having a cafe mocha in a solid dark, cobalt blue mug and I am firing the kiln.
Don't you just love firing the kiln and drinking cafe mochas on a sunny, Saturday morning?
Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:06 PM
My sister is an interior designer in Toronto.She has tried to tell me the colour trends, but they don't seem to match what people want .Teal Blue, Sea Foam Green? I don't think so! iI had a brown teapot with a stuck lid sitting in my studio that I could have sold 4 or 5 times in one studio open house. I say to look at your customer base and see what the public is demanding. As Mark has said in the past, you have to cover your bases and have a range of colours. I can't say that I would ever start making orange pots, but I will drag out that old Temmoku glaze and dust it off.You also have to be true to yourself and make the work you are comfortable with.