Rust belt mug


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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 in two sizes, the large size holds around 390 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 second photo is the best indication of how bold and unique this makes each mug.

The large mug can also be purchased with a matching pour over coffee filter.

These are part of the Ferrous Collection - combining clay and iron in its many forms. You can read about the process of making these mugs (and see loads more photos) on my blog.

Large mug: height 105mm, width 85mm (not including handle)
Small mug: height 65mm, width 80mm (not including handle)

*Only shipped within the UK. Please see FAQ page about collecting for free. This is a made to order product so please allow 6-8 weeks between order and delivery.

If you'd like to order more than two mugs, please contact me to discuss discounts on price and shipping.