All pieces are made by hand in my Easthampton, Massachusetts studio. Each piece begins as white stoneware clay. First, the clay is thrown by hand on the potter’s wheel, forming the shape. For mugs and other items with handles, a coil of clay is joined to the side, and methodically pulled to form a smooth, comfortable handle. Following a bisque firing in the kiln, the piece is hand-decorated using a combination of hand-drawn underglaze transfer and slip-painting. Then the piece is hand-dipped in a clear glaze and fired once more in the kiln to make the finished product.
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What They’re Saying
“I love these mugs. I am convinced that they make my coffee taste better.”Debra
“We use our Stegosaurus cup to hold my son’s Vitamin D & dropper in his Dinosaur themed Nursery - it’s the perfect touch to his room! You can tell it’s made with great care and quite sturdy - it’s something I can see my son having for years to come.”Rebecca
“Adorable and my daughter's favorite mug.”Ashby
“My absolute favorite for handmade cups!”Lori
“I had one cup with a chicken that was a gift from my daughter. EVERYONE tried to get this one first for coffee in a sly offhand way...there is just something about it that made the coffee and the day better! Now, everyone gets the happy cup to start the day❤️”Jessica
“Amazing work and we all love them!! My boyfriend and I's favorite mugs.”Brooke
“These mugs are beautifully made, well balanced, perfect for little hands, and Abby's signature designs are delightful. They make wonderful keepsakes.”A.F.