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Ceramic Mug Shots


The mug would have to be the most utilised item of functional ceramic wares.  In an age of  hi-tech and tough composite materials, it is remarkable that  ceramic materials are still favoured for mugs, even though they are breakable and on the bulky side. Whether it is earthenware, bone china, porcelain or stoneware, it’s hard to beat the organic earthiness of a ceramic mug. With the caffeine connoisseurs,  some people do over 30 cups a day, so I’d imagine a certain amount of bonding would be going on with their trusty ol’ coffee mug. The vehicle of the morning lifeline to get the day started and the companion of  the evening hot chocolate to help close it down. The hot chocolate of the 17th century was an extravagant brew infused with citrus peel, jasmine, vanilla, musk and ambegris.





Newcomb College art pottery mug

 Newcomb College Art Pottery Mug, c. 1900, decorated by Gertrude Roberts Smith with pitcher plants, high glaze with blue and green underglaze and base marked with Newcomb cipher




Early Neolithic mug

An early neolithic mug found in a tumulus at Fischbeker Heide, Neugraben-Fischbek, Hamburg, Germany.

( Wikipedia )

Switzerland coffee set by Friedrich Haas

Switzerland coffee set by Friedrich Haas from Schaan 1950’s





Slab built and stamped greenware

Slab built, stamped greenware

( Myrtle and Lucy – fickr )

Modernist Mug Mid Century

Laurentian modernist mug  – Mid Century




art deco sugar bowl

Art deco sugar bowl

( antique auctions now )





Art Studio MiroI Stani Red Ram Ceramic Mug

Red Ram Ceramic Mug – Art Studio MiroI Stani

All of the ceramic pieces are twice fired for strength and durability, with the second firing reaching over 1100 C degrees in an electric kiln.

( Etsy )





Back Bay Pottery

Back Bay Pottery

Bonnie-Seeman ceramic mugBonnie Seeman





brayceramics on Etsy

Bray ceramics –  ” I apply and layer a variety of colored clay slips and glazes to achieve the surface on my pots, I use sgraffito and slip trailing techniques to add lines, circles, and squares onto the forms. “

( etsy )





Pueblo ceramic mug

Pueblo ceramic mug ( 900 – 1300 AD )





Charity Davis Woodard

Charity Davis Woodard





Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh





Dameon Lynn ceramic mug

Dameon Lynn – mug with saucer





Textured Slab Mug

Textured Slab Mug

( Clay Blog )





Denby Chevron mugs

Denby Chevron mugs

( A LA Modern )





Dick Lehman

Dick Lehman





Dragonfly Coffee mug

Dragonfly Coffee mug

( One Clay Bead Etsy )





Edinburgh Pottery.Tankard

Edinburgh Pottery Tankard/mug






Gillian Parke

Vintage French Poster 1920

Vintage French Advertising Poster Print CAFFE ESPRESSO Servizio Istantaneo –

 V. Ceccanti – 1920





Hand Built Ceramic Coffee Mug

Hand Built Ceramic Coffee Mug – Laura B. Cooper Ceramics





Herringbone Slab Built Stoneware Mug

Herringbone Slab Built Stoneware Mug





JD Wolfe Pottery

JD Wolfe Pottery





Jennifer Falter Sgraffito mug

Jennifer Falter Sgraffito mug





Jim Koudelka ceramic mug

Jim Koudelka ceramic mug





John Roberts mug

John Roberts

( Mudfire Gallery 2011 )





Julie Covington

Julie Covington

( Mudfire Gallery 2012 )





Ken Nyberg highway sculpture

Ken Nyberg Sculpture


Dragon  coffee/tea set


Danish coffee pot, creamer, sugar bowl and mugs.





Lauren Bausch Original Mug

Lauren Bausch Original





Little Art Monsterr

Skull Mug – Little Art Monsterr





Mangum pottery drinking mug

Mangum pottery






Mid Century Vintage Tiki mug





Turkish tankard/mug





Rachel Miller cool mug

Hand-built lace texture mug  – Rachel Miller

( Windfall Arts Etsy )





Ceramic rhinoceros mug

Ceramic rhinoceros mug

( Artfire Shop )





Ronan Kyle Peterson

Ronan Kyle Peterson





Royal Copenhagen Fajance Langalinie

Royal Copenhagen Fajance Langalinie Mug






Sandcastle Clay Works Pottery mug

Sandcastle Clay Works Pottery mug





Shadow May mug MudFire

Shadow May – ceramic mug

( MudFire )





Slab Mugs Waconia Senior High arts

Slab Mugs  – Waconia Senior High Arts





Stacey Esslinger

Stacey Esslinger textured mug





Steven Hill Pottery mug

Steven Hill Pottery mug






Tripod Mug Twister River Clay

Tripod Mug by TwistedRiverClay





Mira Star morning cuppa

Mira Star with a morning cuppa.





Vintage Art Deco Cup-1930's

Vintage Art Deco Cup-1930’s





Vintage Star Wars R2D2 mug

Vintage Star Wars R2D2 mug





zugatrons coffee mug

Zugatrons coffee mug






White rabbit mug

White rabbit mug





Seltman coffee pot set

1950s Pastel Polkadots Coffee Pot, Creamer and Sugar bowl by Seltmann Bavaria


Abstract Mug  – Adam Posnak  – Craft Alliance



Solian ware coffee set

Solian ware Art Deco coffee set – 1930’s

( The Swelle Life )

Jutta Sika-- Kolomon Moser 3pc pot,creamer,sugar bowl

Jutta Sika & Kolomon Moser —  3pc  — pot, creamer, sugar bowl

Updated Sept 7 2013 :

Caractacus Pots

Coffee mug from Caractacus Pots – etsy

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Sèvres porcelain coffee pot

( duesseldorfer-auktionshaus )


Mayan decorative cups

Mermaid handle mugMermaid handle mug 457px-723px-Arita-Imari-coffee-potArita Imari coffee pot late 17th Century.

Marlon Brando- offee cup

Coffee at the diner

Catherine White coffee cup

Catherine White coffee cup

Doug Peltzman -- Charlie Cummings gallery

Doug Peltzman — Charlie Cummings gallery

Translucent porcelain, wheel thrown, inlaid underglazes and glaze,

John Gill - coffee mug

John Gill – coffee mug

Coffee with Gustav by ~wackt

Coffee with Gustav by Jenny Bowman

Lenore Lampi

Lenore Lampi

Ceramic Handmade Heart Mug

Ceramic Handmade Heart Mug

( Jewelpottery – etsy )

Estelle Michelle mug

Estelle Michelle mug

Mug with horses painted

Mug with horses painted

Morris Pottery mug

Morris Pottery mug

Octopus mug

Octopus mug

Oleksandr Miroshnychenko

Oleksandr Miroshnychenko coffee pot


Pavel Janák, deco cup and saucer

Pavel Janák Coffeepot

Pavel Janák Coffeepot

Sea dream, blue green frog mug

Sea dream, blue green frog mug

Staffordshire England coffee pot

Staffordshire England coffee pot

Chaplain coffee break

Chaplain coffee break

Twisted Sister Tea Cup

Twisted Sister Tea Cup


Rebecca A. Grant Ceramic Sgraffito Owl Mug

Alex Clark Mini Car mug

Alex Clark Mini Car mug

Coffee break

Coffee break

Penzo Pottery mug Zimbabwe

Penzo Pottery leopard mug, Zimbabwe

Madmud Etsy

Madmud mug,  Etsy

Crop Circle Clay turquoise mug

Crop Circle Clay turquoise mug

Madmud mermaid cup

Mermaid cup

Madmud – etsy

MadHatter Artwork disney villians mug

Disney villians mug – Mad Hatter Artwork

LaPella Pottery - etsy

Hand painted mug

LaPella Pottery – etsy


Romantic Cup – Chaleur Masters

Sylvac Pottery squirrel mug

Sylvac Pottery squirrel mug

the pumpkin patch halloween coffee mug by_inkydream

The pumpkin patch halloween coffee mug by Inkydream

Australian pottery mug by Richard Murray

 Pottery mug by Richard Murray, Australia


Update 17/12/2014




Coffee mug by Rechika





Adam-Field coffee cup

Adam Field – porcelain cup with carved pattern and celadon glazes, soda fired to cone 11 reduction, 2010






Old Salt character toby mug with a mermaid handle – Royal Dalton

Bunch Auctions




In the woods Coffee-rocks!

Coffee Rocks





Forrest Lesch Middelton Mug

MudFire Gallery




potter-Adam Whatley

Adam Whatley




Astrid Nordness---coffee-mug

Coffee cup – Astrid Nordness





Russian covered cup and saucer made for Empress Elizabeth Petrovna

c. 1760 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)




Kyle Houser---Wood Fired Mug with Vintage Wallpaper Design

Wood Fired Mug with Vintage Wallpaper Design – Kyle Houser




Mark Smalley faceted surface mug

Mark Smalley carved faceted oribe glaze yunomi




Mex Mara Faces-Stoneware-Mug-Oversized-Coffee-Cup-Black-Brown

Stoneware Mug with Mex Mara Faces




Carol Long---caterpillar mug

Caterpillar mug – Carol Long





Trucker mug – Chandra DeBuse