The big raku orders are finally done and shipped! Now it`s back to mugs. Although we sold most of the 16oz. size before they got to the internet here`s a couple of 20oz. mugs that have just been released from the kiln (that`s showing signs of illness again). On a less appealing topic, we may be raising our mug price $2.00 each from $20.00 to $22.00 on May 1. This is due to the increase of shipping costs. Even with, much appreciated, volume discounts it`s getting to a break point. It seems that whenever the gas prices go down after a surcharge increase, the shippers still maintain the higher price. We`ve been absorbing price increases on materials for the last 10 years on the raku, but the time has come to try and recover some of the costs. Sorry, it`s getting hot here in the southwest and I tend to get whiny.