Making Pottery Mugs
Shape the clay in such a way that its height and width are almost equal both at the top and at the base. Periodically moisten it with more water. When you are satisfied with the shape of the mug, take a strong clean piece of thread and gently work it between the base of the mug and the potter's wheel.
Place the mug aside, and take a bit of extra clay to shape a handle and attach it to one side of the mug. Leave it in a cool place to dry. Once the mug is completely dry, place it in a kiln for firing.
After you are done, put it back in the kiln and set it at a low temperature to allow the glaze to set. Do not set it at a very high temperature as this will make the glaze melt and run over the surface of the piece. A good idea is to check the glaze's temperature range first.
Mastering the art of pottery requires a lot of practice and patience. Enroll yourself in a good pottery class that will teach you the technique in detail. As you progress in your class, you will be able to make beautiful pottery bowls and other decorative items.