Handmade products are not only great quality functional pieces, but often are wonderful pieces of art. We love products that are made by hand because they are always unique and represent the uniqueness of the individual artisan. You are going to love these unique and beautiful handmade mugs.
To help you choose the best handmade mugs, we are excited to share these beautiful handmade mugs perfect for your morning coffee or favorite teatime selections.
Types of Handmade Mugs
Mugs can be made of various kinds of materials each producing a different texture and feel to it. Here are the two most common materials used to make mugs;
Ceramics- It is a more popular choice when it comes to making handmade mugs since they can be easily molded into different shapes, sizes, and styles. They are made of nonmetallic minerals which makes them safe to use in a microwave.
Porcelain is also a popular choice of material for mugs. Porcelain is made of finer clay and exhibits a more smooth texture and is considered the more finer and elegant choice between the two.
How Can You Tell if A Mug Is Handmade?
Handmade mugs are both functional and aesthetically pleasing with each piece having a unique style and texture. Using them is definitely a different experience compared to mass-produced mugs. In Case you’re wondering whether your mugs are truly handmade, here are some things you need to look out for.
Look at the bottom of the mug and check for the artisan’s mark. Usually, handmade mugs have the name, initials, or logo of the maker engraved on them.
Check surface quality- Uneven surfaces with asymmetrical drips or rough patches are telltale signs of a handmade mug.
Handcrafted mugs like wheel-thrown mugs will show the faint throwing lines left where the potter has pulled the clay upwards on the wheel.
Any cat mom & dad in here? this handmade pottery cat mug is the best way to remind you of your precious little furballs. You can send Susan Altenau Pottery a picture of your cat and they'd be happy to paint them on the mugs. They can also do cute dog mugs so be sure to check them out!