Welcome to The Handmade Mug Company, designed to offer a wide range of unique and beautiful handmade pottery for every occasion.

The Handmade Mug Company provides individually handcrafted and decorated functional and decorative ceramics. Aiming to solve those difficult gift problems, whatever the occasion a handmade mug offers the perfect present for parents, grandparents, children, friends and that special person in your life. Or it simply allows you to treat yourself.

Each piece is handcrafted and decorated by Lisa in her Leicestershire based workshop. As with the nature of handmade items, each one will have its own character, with no two identical.

It’s so nice to have beautiful things around you, and so much better if you can actually use them! Lisa makes with that in mind, a combination of hand painted and stamped designs combine to create a beautifully eclectic feel, mixing traditional and contemporary, with the option to add names and dates making it wonderfully personal.

Always being more creative than academic, Lisa was discouraged from doing a degree by teachers, but by her early 40s, Lisa decided to take the plunge and do a foundation where she fell in love with the fabulous medium of clay!

Lisa then did a ceramics degree at Loughborough University and following a very inspirational trip to India, The Handmade Mug Company was born just in time for Valentines in 2010.

Lisa’s thinking behind it was to make for people who are difficult to buy for, everyone uses a Mug and a personalised one is so special and you know they won’t already have one. She’s lucky enough to have a shop, that’s open on Fridays and Saturdays. The Handmade Mug Company also sells online, runs workshops and one to one tuition, as well as doing demonstrations and working with schools.


Examples of our Work