There’s nothing like the feel of a hand thrown mug for enjoying a morning cup of hot coffee or afternoon tea. This mug was thrown on a potter’s wheel in my Easthampton, Massachusetts studio. This handmade ceramic mug is intended for everyday use and is both microwave and dishwasher safe. The combination of the warm white stoneware with the vibrant surface design brings a simple, modern look that stands out in any kitchen cabinet. This mug holds approximately 12 fl oz.
Process: Each piece begins as white stoneware clay. First, the clay is thrown by hand on the potter’s wheel, forming the shape. 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.
Note: Minor imperfections, variations, and quirks are part of the unique, one-of-a-kind nature of using handmade items.
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.