We potters like to get creative with mugs shapes, but if you really forced most of us to 'fess up, we'd have to admit that there are few hot drink pleasures so universal as drinking from one of those institutional white diner mugs. You know the ones? ...those fat rimmed porcelanous white cups that held exactly 11 oz (the perfect mix, it turns out, for a teaspoon of sugar in coffee).
Well, I'll admit that that perfect shape was at least in the back of my mind when I started thinking about these mugs. I just added a little lift from the counter for a lighter, more elegant appearance, and a trimmed foot beneath that ever-so-slight curve of the mostly cylindrical sides.