how about gamma rays? If nuclear attack is impending should I encase it in lead or can I just leave it exposed on the shelf.
How about temperature ranges – if as expected my kitchen approaches absolute zero tonight will the mug shatter into its component atoms?
Please reply – the responsibility of being an owner of a genuine Dan Finnegan mug is weighing heavily on my me.
Now this is a man who takes his pottery seriously!
I am always amazed at how much importance a simple mug can have to it’s owner. Here in the ‘Burg my mugs sometime seem to have a cult-like following. I’ve witnessed a woman take her DF mug from her purse in a restaurant and hand it to the waitress, telling her that she ONLY drinks from this mug! I also hear the stories of work mugs being stolen, of spouses who fight over a certain one, or worse yet, a spouse who has broken their mate’s mug and wants to get a replacement just like the broken one! (good luck with that…it’s been more than 20 years since I made ‘standard ware’). I always wish I had kept track of how many mugs I’ve made. A very low guess-timate goes like this:
200 mugs/year x 30 years = 6000.
Back in the early production days I probably made closer to 400 or 500 a year. I wonder where they all went? Now that would be a cool satellite map… dots atop every household that has a piece of mine!