The social life of these mugs will include their production sale, use, discard and posible retrieval from an archaeological context.
I have made these cups. As they are a product of craft practice they are expressing something radically different from a mug bought in Sainsburies. I have spent since 2005 learning to throw porcelain so that I have enough skill to produce an object that is a bit more 'articulate' than ones I have made previously. the difference to me shows.
I sold these cups on etsy to a guy in New York- I'm not sure at this moment in time whether he is using them.