Pottery Mugs and Cups

  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    Ephraim Mug Club's June offering feels like summer, a season of tranquility, playfulness, warm breezes, and bright sunny days. Prominent throwing lines—created by the potter's hands as they shape and form the clay on the rotating wheel—add a distinct texture and organic feel to the body of the mug. A delicate and vibrant poppy, hand-sculpted in bas-relief, adds depth and dimension to the design. Finished in a soothing color palette of matte seafoam and earthy yellow glazes accented with a subtle pop of dreamsicle-orange, the beach-inspired Coastal Poppy Mug creates a sense of summertime serenity. Due to the overwhelming popularity of our Mug Club offerings, we are limiting production of the Coastal Poppy Mug to 200. Order while supply lasts.   Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.  
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    We designed our cups for hot or cold drinks with portability in mind, intending them to fit nicely in your hand. The pieces in our Essential line blend minimalist design with vibrant, cheerful colors. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    Handmade mugs are earthy and comforting. But that doesn't mean they have to be dull and boring. Our Essential Jumbo Mug marries minimalist design with vibrant, cheerful colors. This piece is sure to bring a smile to your face and be a new favorite in your kitchen cupboard. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    Handmade mugs are earthy and comforting. But that doesn't mean they have to be dull and boring. Our Essential Mug marries minimalist design with vibrant, cheerful colors. This piece is sure to bring a smile to your face and be a new favorite in your kitchen cupboard. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    A cortado, an espresso, a cup of hot cocoa for a favorite child in your life. There are times that call for a small mug. The pieces in our Essential line blend minimalist design with vibrant, cheerful colors. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.  
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    We designed our cups for hot or cold drinks with portability in mind, intending them to fit nicely in your hand. The pieces in our Evergreen line blend minimalist design with an understated hand-carved texture, a subtle nod to a woodsy evergreen forest.  Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    Sipping coffee from a handmade mug is a unique pleasure. Our Evergreen Jumbo Mug blends minimalist design with an understated hand-carved texture, a subtle nod to a woodsy evergreen forest. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    Sipping coffee from a handmade mug is a unique pleasure. Our Evergreen Mug blends minimalist design with an understated hand-carved texture, a subtle nod to a woodsy evergreen forest. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    A cortado, an espresso, or a cup of hot cocoa for a favorite child in your life. There are times that call for a small mug. The pieces in our Evergreen line blend minimalist design with an understated hand-carved texture, a subtle nod to a woodsy evergreen forest. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    Arts & Crafts style greets your morning coffee with this classically-inspired mug. Generous proportions, rounded edges, and a silky green glaze (that feels amazing in your hand) will have you reaching for this mug first! Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    Here, we elaborate our wheel-thrown Jumbo Mug with an irresistible hand-sculpted bat, moon, and branch. The piece is finished in a deep, saturated glaze with a stony matte texture. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.
  • Handmade to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
    “Scape”—short for landscape—describes the abstract vista motif of this minimalist, wheel-thrown cup. Ponder the day’s possibilities with these perfect vessels for coffee, tea, or juice. Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.

Who doesn’t have a favorite pottery mug? Ephraim’s new line of mugs and cups will be the ones you find yourself reaching for again and again. One of our three potters hand throws each pottery mug on the potter’s wheel. In addition, the potters individually pull and sculpt the handles on the mugs. 

Lead-free ingredients are used to design and apply the glazes on our pottery mugs and cups in our studio. We use third-party testing to verify the ingredients are lead-free. In fact, three long years of testing yielded several complete failures. Fortunately, it also yielded a portion of promising results. From this humbling experience, we firmly concluded that these functional glazes had to be, not only pleasant but extraordinarily beautiful. Indeed, beautiful enough to eventually hold their own beside the masters of mid-century ceramics that we deeply admire. In the end, we are so happy we were able to achieve the rich, vibrant glazes, fresh color combinations, and interesting surface texture. 

Our pottery mugs and cups can be made in a variety of sizes. Our standard offerings include a child-size or espresso mug, a typical size coffee mug, a larger jumbo mug, and a cup. Are you looking for something unique? Our galleries stock a large selection of one-of-a-kind mugs in a wider variety of shapes and colors. Simply contact either gallery and they can help match you with the perfect pottery mug. 

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