The Perfect Mug?

Have you seen the potter’s hands? Well, let’s just say they are XL-sized…and he likes a mug that fits. Rich has been throwing mugs for over 30 years. It was important to him to have a handle that fit at least 3 fingers. Along with a well-balanced shape that is tip-resistant and a smooth finish bottom that won’t scratch your table, he created the perfect mug that is also a work of art.

Many customers claim they’ve been spoiled after using Rich’s mugs and can’t use any others. Some couples try one mug to share–which invariably leads to conflict. They all return to alleviate the stress by taking home more mugs of just the right size and color.

And how do you pick a mug? Many shoppers can spend 20 minutes or more picking up various mugs and holding the colors to the light. A mug is something they plan to hold and use 3 times a day or more, so why not have one that feels great to hold and beautiful to see. All our mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe. You can make fresh hot cocoa right in the mug. Add 1 Tbsp of cocoa and 2 Tbsp of sugar to a half inch of water in the mug. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Add milk and microwave about 2 minutes more. Keep an eye on it as milk will boil over if you give it a chance. We love this–no pot to wash.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Here’s our sizes with their capacities. Keep in mind that every mug is made by hand so there will be variations in size. The chart below gives approximate volume of each size.

  • XL (20 ounces)
  • L (16 ounces)
  • Reg (12 ounces)
  • S (8 ounces)


The Perfect Mug for You

The Regular is what most people think of as a coffee mug. If you use the XL mug at the office coffee pot, you may be unpopular as you’ll be taking half the pot. People who like an extra hot beverage choose the Small. They would rather get a refill than drink a lukewarm cup. Tea drinkers often like the XL and Large sizes and sip for hours. You can always reheat in the microwave.

Whatever you choose, you can be sure that each hand-crafted mug is durable enough to last a lifetime. It probably won’t survive being dropped on a tile floor, but they can withstand ordinary use around your kitchen. Rich has tested the handles by beating a mug with a hammer–they may fracture everywhere, but they just won’t separate at the handle joints. That handle is on for good.

What Mug Will You Choose?

What mug will you choose? Stop by our booth or call. There’s a pretty good chance you will find something that fits your hand as well as your personality.