Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Craft Pilsner and Snifter Glass

by Karen Mahoney of City by the Sea Ceramics

The third week of May was Craft Beer Week, a national event raising awareness and appreciation of craft made beer. I took this as my cue to bisque fire a set of beer glasses I had made a few weeks previous.
I had been wanting to make a set for a while and a few months ago I came across a call for entries out of Florida. The theme of the show is ceramic pieces for alcohol service. Yahoo! While I make sake sets fairly regularly, that was not the first thought into my mind. The beer glasses I had been putting on hold had gotten bumped up to the top of my very long to-do list.

While there are numerous styles of glassware in a complete collection for beer, there are three basic shapes you can easily get by on while maintaining proper glassware (and yes, glass style does make a big difference in your drinking experience). They are the classic pint glass, a pilsner style glass, and a snifter. I made the pilsners and snifters first and I'm really happy with them.

The surface was stamped with individual letters spelling out "craft" so that it is very much a "craft beer set". I still need to make the pint glasses and glaze all of them, but I will be entering a set of the three glass styles as a single entry.


  1. Very cool, Karen! Great for Fathers Day! I actually love them raw with the white matte surface - NICE!

  2. Thank you, that was extremely valuable and interesting...I will be back again to read more on this topic.

  3. Top blog, I had not come across before during my searches!
    Carry on the fantastic work!

  4. Hey - I am definitely happy to find this. cool job!


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