Our Story

Jessica Thesing

Jessica Thesing

Jessica Thesing has spent almost 20 years studying ceramics personally, through educational institutions, through community coursework, and working for a short time in Cuenca, Ecuador for a famous father son team. Her interest has evolved into a movement to bring artisan style heirloom quality wares back into our everyday life. As a professional Urban Planner and Small Business Developer, Jessica’s also interested in local supply chains, local talent, and the development of our domestic and local artisan workforce. She believes that quality products of high design can be made here in our community and that makers can financially support themselves choosing creative careers.

Nathan Thesing

Nathan Thesing

Nathan Thesing has spent the better part of the last 20 + years in the IT industry with a passion for developing customer relationships and solving challenging problems. He supports his wife Jessica by helping out with all of the back end needs; whether that’s fixing equipment, building kilns, driving across country to bring home thousands of pounds of clay or sweeping the floors, he’s passionate to help support and grow the Mean Mugs brand as a family business.