This is a standard stoneware mug I developed to fit comfortably in the hand and look beautiful that will very quickly become your favourite mug. It is available a few different sizes, the large size holds around 400 ml, the medium 300 ml and the small holds around 200 ml. They are individually hand thrown, glazed and have a handle attached by hand so although this is a standard design, each mug is still one of a kind.
The name of these mugs comes from the Great Lakes region of the US that has suffered population decline, loss of manufacturing jobs and urban decay since the 1960s as a result of deindustrialisation and automation. It also happens to be where I grew up so despite all the negative connotations, I still have a deep fondness for it. The name also comes from the iron oxide - essentially liquid rust - that I brush on the rim of each mug which melts and reacts with the glazes in the kiln.
The large mug can also be purchased with a matching pour over coffee filter.
Large mug: approximate height 105mm, width 85mm (not including handle)
Medium mug: approximate height 85mm, width 80mm (not including handle)
Small mug: approximate height 65mm, width 80mm (not including handle)
*Only shipped within the UK. Please see FAQ page about collecting from my north London studio for free.