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The Kiln Goddesses

The Kiln Goddesses

Rusty Rosa and Magnificent Millie are two key staff members that we admire dearly and depend on daily. They are a key component to our operations and provide the finishing touches to all of our mugs. They are gentle but fierce, soft spoken yet loud. If they aren’t treated in a respectable manner, disaster can...
We Make Great Mugs

We Make Great Mugs

We make great mugs and yes, by hand. All of our mugs are made in our facility from start to finish using two different handcrafted processes. All of our work is either hand thrown on the pottery wheel or individually pressed, our logos are rolled out using a manual slab roller, then added to the body of our mugs, and each one is then handled, and stamped. Every mug we create is...
The Muddy Start

The Muddy Start

We started Mean Mugs Pottery in a small community clay studio in Salt Lake City. The studio was comprised of a storeroom, back storage area, glaze area, and throwing room with about 8 wheels. Because we both taught there, we were able to strike a deal with the owners in exchange for teaching...