The mug got here Tuesday and I have been enjoying it since then. It is the kind of art that seems to grow on me--like moss only better. At first I appreciated the glazes--the green reminded me of some of the Japanese work I know. And then the shape! Somehow, it looks and feels lighter and more airy in the hand than it does in your pictures. It any event, it has become an instant favorite, with my wife hinting around that she might like something like that too.