I've also been surfing......I decided a while back that I really want handmade stuff in this house. I got rid of my Noritake everyday china, and replaced it with mis-matched Fiestaware (OK, so it's not handmade, but it's bright and funky and fun!) So, now I've been surfing for mugs to replace the cheap Wally-world ones. I know what I'll be spending my "extra" cash on!
I have 3 hand-thrown mugs now (well, 4 if you count the one made for my DH). 2 (OK, 3) were made by the ever so talented PotWench (sadly retired from pottery, now *sob*!) - a dragon mug and my beloved Wench mug (and DH's Wench Bait mug - Himself will grow into it sooner or later!), and 1 I got from the Highland Games last year. I love them - I love the weight, the solidness, the realness of them. It's so very satisfying to drink tea out of one of these...and they feel less fragile then the store-bought ones. Guess I'll be doing some serious shopping at the Games in October - depending on the budget.
45 minutes to go.....can't wait to get home and weave some more! (Yes, it's an obsession. No, there's no cure!)