As I said last week when talking about the "Good Morning" mugs, a business owner I feel that if something sells - and people ask me for it when it's out of stock - I should definitely keep making that item. However, as an artist, I sometimes get tired of making things exactly the same way, in exactly the same color. After all, I am a human, and not a machine. I make everything by hand, and sometimes my hands get tired of repetition.
I'm also limited in making these animal-inside mugs to how fast I can make the animals. I did just find a second turtle and frog mold, so that will speed things up a bit, but one other decision will double what I can make. See, the mold makes two turtles and two frogs; one large and one small of each one. I've only been using the small ones, and then pitching the large ones since I don't use them. I've decided to start using the large ones to make mugs as well, so now you will not only have a choice between left and right-handed mugs, but also between large and small turtles and frogs.
In addition, and again similar to the Good Morning mugs, I am going to start making these in different colors. There are a lot of glazes I've been itching to try out, and I have to admit that even with as much as I love the color brown, I am getting tired of making so many Cocoa Brown mugs. This is Golden Horizon, shown above, and I also have some in Fire Luster (as well as any still left in either Spiced Cream or Cocoa Brown). Who knows what color I'll glaze when next I make these?!