Ceramic Mugs

Solid ceramic mugs, with our original artwork sandcarved through the shiny glaze layer so the white stoneware is exposed. All mugs are dishwasher-safe and microwave-safe, and are meant to be used everyday. Find your new favorite colorful handled mugs, speckled ceramic camp mugs, rustic multi-colored drip mugs, and double-walled ceramic travel mugs with silicone lids.
Bee Mug, Cascade Style Handmade Pottery
Bee Mug, Cascade Style Handmade Pottery
Bee Mug, Cascade Style Handmade Pottery
Bee Mug, Cascade Style Handmade Pottery
Handmade mugs by a local ceramicist; sandblasted by Bread and Badger in Portland, OR

Bee Mug, Cascade Style Handmade Pottery

Regular price $60.00 each
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only 1 in stock

These honey bee mugs are one-of-a-kind, just like you! Choose galaxy purple or aurora borealis blue/green. These magical pollinator insect mugs make a great gift for a gardener's birthday, Mother's Day, or as an apiculturist (beekeeper) gift.

Sold out? Order it here.

Each multi-colored cascade mug is lovingly shaped by hand from rustic clay before we sandcarve our original graphics into the drippy glaze. These are completely made in Portland, Oregon in small batches, so stock will be very limited.

The beauty of these pieces are their completely unique coloring and slightly lumpy shapes. The glaze has a very glossy finish, with a base coat of black under a dripping layer which varies in color throughout. Each mug is unique, and will have visible signs of being handmade such as small bumps, signs of fingerprints, and other features which we don't consider to be flaws. The deeply engraved areas have crisp edges, and show off the bare clay beneath.

There will be some variation in the placement of designs, but we can often accommodate special requests so the best features of a wraparound design face the holder (ask for left handed). Smaller designs will be duplicated on both sides of the mug.

Shop for other Bee items here, or view the full Cascade Collection here.

All our mugs are made of glazed ceramic, making them dishwasher-safe and microwave-safe. Cascade mugs vary in size, and most hold roughly 15oz.

  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Microwave-safe
  • Shipped every weekday
  • Beautiful, sturdy packaging; ready to gift
  • Permanent graphics can't wear away
  • Sandcarving is smooth with crisp edges
  • Designed and engraved in Portland, Oregon

Review our Store Policies for shipping, returns, and more.

Is your favorite item sold out? Let us make it for you from our Made-to-Order page!

Made-to-order items may have a higher cost than stock products and may be very limited in quantity, so order yours while supplies last.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sandcarving?

Sandcarving (also called "sandblasting") is an artistic process that permanently carves a design using pressurized abrasive grit. We sandblast onto glass, glazed ceramics, and stainless steel, but sandblasting can also be done on other hard materials like stone.

I create digital art, which I print onto transparency film, and then use to create a self-adhesive photo-emulsion stencil specifically for sandblasting. Each item has this single-use stencil applied to its surface with a burnisher, then it’s carefully masked. The final etching step is a trip into our professional blasting cabinet, where high-pressure silicon carbide grit carves the permanent design.

Watch videos about our process on YouTube.

Is Sandcarving Permanent?

Sandcarving is one of the most durable image transfer method out there. Since the process removes the top layer of glass or ceramic glaze by carving into it, there isn't any possible way to remove the design.

There are a lot of decals and screen printing out there on dishware that wear off with time. Our process will never do that! Sandblasting also has a smooth, even finish with crisp edges, unlike laser-etching which shows a matrix pattern on its etched surface, and acid cream etching which can be splotchy, and uneven.

Are Your Products Dishwasher- and Microwave-Safe?

Yes! All our glassware and ceramics are food-safe, and can be washed in a dishwasher, even sanitized. The design will never fade, wear, or scratch. We recommend hand-washing silicone travel lids with unscented soap.

All mugs are microwave-safe as well, and shouldn't get any hotter than any other microwave-safe cups. 

Our metal cups should definitely not go in a microwave (yikes!), but they are dishwasher-safe.

Are Your Products Made in USA?

We buy blank glass and ceramic items, and sandblast our original artwork onto them by hand in Portland, OR. All our glassware items are made in the USA, but our ceramic mugs are manufactured in China and finished here, which is considered "assembled in USA".

We are currently sourcing locally-made products for sandcarving. USA-made drinkware will be more expensive than our other products, but we'll be able to support other small businesses in our area.

Are Your Products Lead-Free?

We hold all our products to exacting standards (since our family uses them, too), so all products are free of lead, cadmium, and BPA. We're happy to share glaze reports if you'd like to see more data about safety.

The glazes used on our mugs meet California’s Proposition 65 strict limits for leaching of lead and cadmium (0.99 ppm lead and 7.92 ppm cadmium). In fact, our glazes are non-detect at testing detection limits well below (< 0.01 ppm for both). This is really fantastic!

What is the Life Expectancy of Your Products?

Technically, they should be able to last multiple lifetimes. We understand that accidents happen, and our items are definitely fragile, but they aren't any more fragile than most other dishware on the market. We consider them more sturdy than some other brands available, and keep our standards quite high for durability.

To prolong the life of your Bread and Badger cups and avoid breakage, we recommend against nesting (stacking them inside or on top of each other).

Some staining of silicone lids is unavoidable on lighter colors, so we recommend choosing darker colored lids if this bothers you.

Farmhouse Mugs

Handmade in Vancouver, Washington

APPROXIMATE SIZING:

  • Capacity: roughly 15-18 oz

Cascade Mugs

Handmade in Vancouver, Washington area

APPROXIMATE SIZING:

  • Capacity: roughly 15 oz

 

Standard Mugs

Made in China

APPROXIMATE SIZING:

  • Capacity: 16 oz
  • Height: 4.25" (10.5cm)
  • Top Width: 3.5" (9cm) across the mouth
  • Bottom Width: 3" (7.5cm)

Camp Mugs

ceramic that looks like enamelware

Made in China

APPROXIMATE SIZING:

  • Capacity: 15 oz
  • Height: 3.5" (8.75cm)
  • Opening Width: 4" (10.25cm) across the mouth
  • Max Width: 5.25" (13.5cm)

    Red Bistro Mug

    Made in China

    Red is the only color we stock of this style/shape mug. They are slightly more delicate-looking than our Standard Mugs.

    APPROXIMATE SIZING:

    • Capacity: 15 oz
    • Height: 4" (10cm)
    • Top Width: 3.5" (9cm) across the mouth
    • Bottom Width: 2 1/8" (5.5cm)

      Pint Glasses

      Made in USA

      APPROXIMATE SIZING:

      • Capacity: 16 oz
      • Height: 5.75" (14cm)
      • Top Width: 3.25" (8.5cm)
      • Bottom Width: 2" (6cm)

      Lowball Glasses

      Made in USA

      APPROXIMATE SIZING:

      • Capacity: 10.25 oz
      • Height: 3.25" (8.5cm)
      • Width: 3" (8cm)

      Highball Glasses

      Made in USA

      APPROXIMATE SIZING:

      • Capacity: 9.75 oz
      • Height: 5.25" (13.5cm)
      • Width: 2.75" (7cm)

      Stemless Wine Glasses

      Made in USA

      APPROXIMATE SIZING:

      • Capacity: 17 oz
      • Height: 4 1/2" (11.5cm)
      • Top Width: 2 3/4" (7cm)
      • Widest Width: 3 1/2" (9cm)

      Hand-Blown Pint Tumblers

      Handmade in Portland, Oregon

      • Capacity: 16-18 oz

      Hand-Blown Lowball Tumblers

      Handmade in Portland, Oregon

      • Capacity: 10-12 oz

        Recycled Blown Glass Tumblers

        Made in USA. Each one is completely handmade, so shapes and sizes vary.

        APPROXIMATE SIZING:

        • Capacity: roughly 8 oz
        • Height: 4.5" (11.5cm)
        • Width: 3" (7.6cm)

          Travel Mugs

          white silicone lid included

          Made in China

          APPROXIMATE SIZING:

          • Capacity: 8-10 oz
          • Height: 6" (15cm) with lid
          • Mouth Width: 3.5" (8.5cm) across opening
          • Bottom Width: 2.25" (6cm)
          • Widest Point: 4" (10cm) across bottom of lid

          Champagne Flutes

          Made in USA

          APPROXIMATE SIZING:

          • Capacity: 6 oz
          • Height: 8.75" (22cm)
          • Bottom Width: 2.75" (7cm)
          • Top Width: 2" (5cm)

          Wine Glasses (Stemmed)

          Made in USA

          APPROXIMATE SIZING:

          • Capacity: 12 oz
          • Height: 8 1/8" (20.6cm)
          • Top Width: 3" (7.6cm)
          • Bottom Width: 3.25" (8.25cm)

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            Mountain Mug, Cascade Style Handmade Pottery
            Mountain Mug, Cascade Style Handmade Pottery
            Mountain Mug, Cascade Style Handmade Pottery
            Mountain Mug, Cascade Style Handmade Pottery
            Handmade mugs by a local ceramicist; sandblasted by Bread and Badger in Portland, OR

            Mountain Mug, Cascade Style Handmade Pottery

            Regular price $60.00 each
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            only 1 in stock

            The Three Sisters mountain range with a forested lake will remind you of camping and fishing in central Oregon, or wherever you'd like to imagine this peaceful nature scene resides.

            Sold out? Order it here.

            Each multi-colored cascade mug is lovingly shaped by hand from rustic clay before we sandcarve our original graphics into the drippy glaze. These are completely made in Portland, Oregon in small batches, so stock will be very limited.

            The beauty of these pieces are their completely unique coloring and slightly lumpy shapes. The glaze has a very glossy finish, with a base coat of black under a dripping layer which varies in color throughout. Each mug is unique, and will have visible signs of being handmade such as small bumps, signs of fingerprints, and other features which we don't consider to be flaws. The deeply engraved areas have crisp edges, and show off the bare clay beneath.

            There will be some variation in the placement of designs. This mug has a duplicate design on each side of the mug.

            Shop for other Mountain items here, or view the full Cascade Collection here.

            All our mugs are made of glazed ceramic, making them dishwasher-safe and microwave-safe. Cascade mugs vary in size, and most hold roughly 15-16oz.

            • Dishwasher-safe
            • Microwave-safe
            • Shipped every weekday
            • Beautiful, sturdy packaging; ready to gift
            • Permanent graphics can't wear away
            • Sandcarving is smooth with crisp edges
            • Designed and engraved in Portland, Oregon

            Review our Store Policies for shipping, returns, and more.

            Is your favorite item sold out? Let us make it for you from our Made-to-Order page!

            Made-to-order items may have a higher cost than stock products and may be very limited in quantity, so order yours while supplies last.

            Frequently Asked Questions

            What is Sandcarving?

            Sandcarving (also called "sandblasting") is an artistic process that permanently carves a design using pressurized abrasive grit. We sandblast onto glass, glazed ceramics, and stainless steel, but sandblasting can also be done on other hard materials like stone.

            I create digital art, which I print onto transparency film, and then use to create a self-adhesive photo-emulsion stencil specifically for sandblasting. Each item has this single-use stencil applied to its surface with a burnisher, then it’s carefully masked. The final etching step is a trip into our professional blasting cabinet, where high-pressure silicon carbide grit carves the permanent design.

            Watch videos about our process on YouTube.

            Is Sandcarving Permanent?

            Sandcarving is one of the most durable image transfer method out there. Since the process removes the top layer of glass or ceramic glaze by carving into it, there isn't any possible way to remove the design.

            There are a lot of decals and screen printing out there on dishware that wear off with time. Our process will never do that! Sandblasting also has a smooth, even finish with crisp edges, unlike laser-etching which shows a matrix pattern on its etched surface, and acid cream etching which can be splotchy, and uneven.

            Are Your Products Dishwasher- and Microwave-Safe?

            Yes! All our glassware and ceramics are food-safe, and can be washed in a dishwasher, even sanitized. The design will never fade, wear, or scratch. We recommend hand-washing silicone travel lids with unscented soap.

            All mugs are microwave-safe as well, and shouldn't get any hotter than any other microwave-safe cups. 

            Our metal cups should definitely not go in a microwave (yikes!), but they are dishwasher-safe.

            Are Your Products Made in USA?

            We buy blank glass and ceramic items, and sandblast our original artwork onto them by hand in Portland, OR. All our glassware items are made in the USA, but our ceramic mugs are manufactured in China and finished here, which is considered "assembled in USA".

            We are currently sourcing locally-made products for sandcarving. USA-made drinkware will be more expensive than our other products, but we'll be able to support other small businesses in our area.

            Are Your Products Lead-Free?

            We hold all our products to exacting standards (since our family uses them, too), so all products are free of lead, cadmium, and BPA. We're happy to share glaze reports if you'd like to see more data about safety.

            The glazes used on our mugs meet California’s Proposition 65 strict limits for leaching of lead and cadmium (0.99 ppm lead and 7.92 ppm cadmium). In fact, our glazes are non-detect at testing detection limits well below (< 0.01 ppm for both). This is really fantastic!

            What is the Life Expectancy of Your Products?

            Technically, they should be able to last multiple lifetimes. We understand that accidents happen, and our items are definitely fragile, but they aren't any more fragile than most other dishware on the market. We consider them more sturdy than some other brands available, and keep our standards quite high for durability.

            To prolong the life of your Bread and Badger cups and avoid breakage, we recommend against nesting (stacking them inside or on top of each other).

            Some staining of silicone lids is unavoidable on lighter colors, so we recommend choosing darker colored lids if this bothers you.

            Farmhouse Mugs

            Handmade in Vancouver, Washington

            APPROXIMATE SIZING:

            • Capacity: roughly 15-18 oz

            Cascade Mugs

            Handmade in Vancouver, Washington area

            APPROXIMATE SIZING:

            • Capacity: roughly 15 oz

             

            Standard Mugs

            Made in China

            APPROXIMATE SIZING:

            • Capacity: 16 oz
            • Height: 4.25" (10.5cm)
            • Top Width: 3.5" (9cm) across the mouth
            • Bottom Width: 3" (7.5cm)

            Camp Mugs

            ceramic that looks like enamelware

            Made in China

            APPROXIMATE SIZING:

            • Capacity: 15 oz
            • Height: 3.5" (8.75cm)
            • Opening Width: 4" (10.25cm) across the mouth
            • Max Width: 5.25" (13.5cm)

              Red Bistro Mug

              Made in China

              Red is the only color we stock of this style/shape mug. They are slightly more delicate-looking than our Standard Mugs.

              APPROXIMATE SIZING:

              • Capacity: 15 oz
              • Height: 4" (10cm)
              • Top Width: 3.5" (9cm) across the mouth
              • Bottom Width: 2 1/8" (5.5cm)

                Pint Glasses

                Made in USA

                APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                • Capacity: 16 oz
                • Height: 5.75" (14cm)
                • Top Width: 3.25" (8.5cm)
                • Bottom Width: 2" (6cm)

                Lowball Glasses

                Made in USA

                APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                • Capacity: 10.25 oz
                • Height: 3.25" (8.5cm)
                • Width: 3" (8cm)

                Highball Glasses

                Made in USA

                APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                • Capacity: 9.75 oz
                • Height: 5.25" (13.5cm)
                • Width: 2.75" (7cm)

                Stemless Wine Glasses

                Made in USA

                APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                • Capacity: 17 oz
                • Height: 4 1/2" (11.5cm)
                • Top Width: 2 3/4" (7cm)
                • Widest Width: 3 1/2" (9cm)

                Hand-Blown Pint Tumblers

                Handmade in Portland, Oregon

                • Capacity: 16-18 oz

                Hand-Blown Lowball Tumblers

                Handmade in Portland, Oregon

                • Capacity: 10-12 oz

                  Recycled Blown Glass Tumblers

                  Made in USA. Each one is completely handmade, so shapes and sizes vary.

                  APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                  • Capacity: roughly 8 oz
                  • Height: 4.5" (11.5cm)
                  • Width: 3" (7.6cm)

                    Travel Mugs

                    white silicone lid included

                    Made in China

                    APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                    • Capacity: 8-10 oz
                    • Height: 6" (15cm) with lid
                    • Mouth Width: 3.5" (8.5cm) across opening
                    • Bottom Width: 2.25" (6cm)
                    • Widest Point: 4" (10cm) across bottom of lid

                    Champagne Flutes

                    Made in USA

                    APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                    • Capacity: 6 oz
                    • Height: 8.75" (22cm)
                    • Bottom Width: 2.75" (7cm)
                    • Top Width: 2" (5cm)

                    Wine Glasses (Stemmed)

                    Made in USA

                    APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                    • Capacity: 12 oz
                    • Height: 8 1/8" (20.6cm)
                    • Top Width: 3" (7.6cm)
                    • Bottom Width: 3.25" (8.25cm)

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                      Sea Turtle Mug, Cascade Style Handmade Pottery
                      Sea Turtle Mug, Cascade Style Handmade Pottery
                      Sea Turtle Mug, Cascade Style Handmade Pottery
                      Sea Turtle Mug, Cascade Style Handmade Pottery
                      Sea Turtle Mug, Cascade Style Handmade Pottery
                      Handmade mugs by a local ceramicist; sandblasted by Bread and Badger in Portland, OR

                      Sea Turtle Mug, Cascade Style Handmade Pottery

                      Regular price $60.00 each
                      /

                      only 1 in stock

                      Beach life is calm and colorful, just like this handmade Sea Turtle mug. The bubbly nautical turtle engraving is my original art, sandblasted on both sides of each mug from my home studio so the designs will last forever. These mugs are one-of-a-kind, just like you! Choose deep sea purple or tropical blue/green.

                      Sold out? Order it here.

                      Each multi-colored cascade mug is lovingly shaped by hand from rustic clay before we sandcarve our original graphics into the drippy glaze. These are completely made in Portland, Oregon in small batches, so stock will be very limited.

                      The beauty of these pieces are their completely unique coloring and slightly lumpy shapes. The glaze has a very glossy finish, with a base coat of black under a dripping layer which varies in color throughout. Each mug is unique, and will have visible signs of being handmade such as small bumps, signs of fingerprints, and other features which we don't consider to be flaws. The deeply engraved areas have crisp edges, and show off the bare clay beneath.

                      There will be some variation in the placement of designs. This mug features a duplicate design on each side of the mug.

                      Shop for other Turtle items here, or view the full Cascade Collection here.

                      All our mugs are made of glazed ceramic, making them dishwasher-safe and microwave-safe. Cascade mugs vary in size, and most hold roughly 15oz.

                      • Dishwasher-safe
                      • Microwave-safe
                      • Shipped every weekday
                      • Beautiful, sturdy packaging; ready to gift
                      • Permanent graphics can't wear away
                      • Sandcarving is smooth with crisp edges
                      • Designed and engraved in Portland, Oregon

                      Review our Store Policies for shipping, returns, and more.

                      Is your favorite item sold out? Let us make it for you from our Made-to-Order page!

                      Made-to-order items may have a higher cost than stock products and may be very limited in quantity, so order yours while supplies last.

                      Frequently Asked Questions

                      What is Sandcarving?

                      Sandcarving (also called "sandblasting") is an artistic process that permanently carves a design using pressurized abrasive grit. We sandblast onto glass, glazed ceramics, and stainless steel, but sandblasting can also be done on other hard materials like stone.

                      I create digital art, which I print onto transparency film, and then use to create a self-adhesive photo-emulsion stencil specifically for sandblasting. Each item has this single-use stencil applied to its surface with a burnisher, then it’s carefully masked. The final etching step is a trip into our professional blasting cabinet, where high-pressure silicon carbide grit carves the permanent design.

                      Watch videos about our process on YouTube.

                      Is Sandcarving Permanent?

                      Sandcarving is one of the most durable image transfer method out there. Since the process removes the top layer of glass or ceramic glaze by carving into it, there isn't any possible way to remove the design.

                      There are a lot of decals and screen printing out there on dishware that wear off with time. Our process will never do that! Sandblasting also has a smooth, even finish with crisp edges, unlike laser-etching which shows a matrix pattern on its etched surface, and acid cream etching which can be splotchy, and uneven.

                      Are Your Products Dishwasher- and Microwave-Safe?

                      Yes! All our glassware and ceramics are food-safe, and can be washed in a dishwasher, even sanitized. The design will never fade, wear, or scratch. We recommend hand-washing silicone travel lids with unscented soap.

                      All mugs are microwave-safe as well, and shouldn't get any hotter than any other microwave-safe cups. 

                      Our metal cups should definitely not go in a microwave (yikes!), but they are dishwasher-safe.

                      Are Your Products Made in USA?

                      We buy blank glass and ceramic items, and sandblast our original artwork onto them by hand in Portland, OR. All our glassware items are made in the USA, but our ceramic mugs are manufactured in China and finished here, which is considered "assembled in USA".

                      We are currently sourcing locally-made products for sandcarving. USA-made drinkware will be more expensive than our other products, but we'll be able to support other small businesses in our area.

                      Are Your Products Lead-Free?

                      We hold all our products to exacting standards (since our family uses them, too), so all products are free of lead, cadmium, and BPA. We're happy to share glaze reports if you'd like to see more data about safety.

                      The glazes used on our mugs meet California’s Proposition 65 strict limits for leaching of lead and cadmium (0.99 ppm lead and 7.92 ppm cadmium). In fact, our glazes are non-detect at testing detection limits well below (< 0.01 ppm for both). This is really fantastic!

                      What is the Life Expectancy of Your Products?

                      Technically, they should be able to last multiple lifetimes. We understand that accidents happen, and our items are definitely fragile, but they aren't any more fragile than most other dishware on the market. We consider them more sturdy than some other brands available, and keep our standards quite high for durability.

                      To prolong the life of your Bread and Badger cups and avoid breakage, we recommend against nesting (stacking them inside or on top of each other).

                      Some staining of silicone lids is unavoidable on lighter colors, so we recommend choosing darker colored lids if this bothers you.

                      Farmhouse Mugs

                      Handmade in Vancouver, Washington

                      APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                      • Capacity: roughly 15-18 oz

                      Cascade Mugs

                      Handmade in Vancouver, Washington area

                      APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                      • Capacity: roughly 15 oz

                       

                      Standard Mugs

                      Made in China

                      APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                      • Capacity: 16 oz
                      • Height: 4.25" (10.5cm)
                      • Top Width: 3.5" (9cm) across the mouth
                      • Bottom Width: 3" (7.5cm)

                      Camp Mugs

                      ceramic that looks like enamelware

                      Made in China

                      APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                      • Capacity: 15 oz
                      • Height: 3.5" (8.75cm)
                      • Opening Width: 4" (10.25cm) across the mouth
                      • Max Width: 5.25" (13.5cm)

                        Red Bistro Mug

                        Made in China

                        Red is the only color we stock of this style/shape mug. They are slightly more delicate-looking than our Standard Mugs.

                        APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                        • Capacity: 15 oz
                        • Height: 4" (10cm)
                        • Top Width: 3.5" (9cm) across the mouth
                        • Bottom Width: 2 1/8" (5.5cm)

                          Pint Glasses

                          Made in USA

                          APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                          • Capacity: 16 oz
                          • Height: 5.75" (14cm)
                          • Top Width: 3.25" (8.5cm)
                          • Bottom Width: 2" (6cm)

                          Lowball Glasses

                          Made in USA

                          APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                          • Capacity: 10.25 oz
                          • Height: 3.25" (8.5cm)
                          • Width: 3" (8cm)

                          Highball Glasses

                          Made in USA

                          APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                          • Capacity: 9.75 oz
                          • Height: 5.25" (13.5cm)
                          • Width: 2.75" (7cm)

                          Stemless Wine Glasses

                          Made in USA

                          APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                          • Capacity: 17 oz
                          • Height: 4 1/2" (11.5cm)
                          • Top Width: 2 3/4" (7cm)
                          • Widest Width: 3 1/2" (9cm)

                          Hand-Blown Pint Tumblers

                          Handmade in Portland, Oregon

                          • Capacity: 16-18 oz

                          Hand-Blown Lowball Tumblers

                          Handmade in Portland, Oregon

                          • Capacity: 10-12 oz

                            Recycled Blown Glass Tumblers

                            Made in USA. Each one is completely handmade, so shapes and sizes vary.

                            APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                            • Capacity: roughly 8 oz
                            • Height: 4.5" (11.5cm)
                            • Width: 3" (7.6cm)

                              Travel Mugs

                              white silicone lid included

                              Made in China

                              APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                              • Capacity: 8-10 oz
                              • Height: 6" (15cm) with lid
                              • Mouth Width: 3.5" (8.5cm) across opening
                              • Bottom Width: 2.25" (6cm)
                              • Widest Point: 4" (10cm) across bottom of lid

                              Champagne Flutes

                              Made in USA

                              APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                              • Capacity: 6 oz
                              • Height: 8.75" (22cm)
                              • Bottom Width: 2.75" (7cm)
                              • Top Width: 2" (5cm)

                              Wine Glasses (Stemmed)

                              Made in USA

                              APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                              • Capacity: 12 oz
                              • Height: 8 1/8" (20.6cm)
                              • Top Width: 3" (7.6cm)
                              • Bottom Width: 3.25" (8.25cm)

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                                Tea Leaves Mug, Cascade Style Handmade Pottery
                                Tea Leaves Mug, Cascade Style Handmade Pottery
                                Tea Leaves Mug, Cascade Style Handmade Pottery
                                Tea Leaves Mug, Cascade Style Handmade Pottery
                                Handmade mugs by a local ceramicist; sandblasted by Bread and Badger in Portland, OR

                                Tea Leaves Mug, Cascade Style Handmade Pottery

                                Regular price $60.00 each
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                                only 1 in stock

                                If tea is your beverage of choice, we’ve got the perfect mug for you! This little trail of tea leaves will lead you to herbal bliss. Great gift for houseplant lovers, gardeners, and outdoor enthusiasts.

                                Sold out? Order it here.

                                Each multi-colored cascade mug is lovingly shaped by hand from rustic clay before we sandcarve our original graphics into the drippy glaze. These are completely made in Portland, Oregon in small batches, so stock will be very limited.

                                The beauty of these pieces are their completely unique coloring and slightly lumpy shapes. The glaze has a very glossy finish, with a base coat of black under a dripping layer which varies in color throughout. Each mug is unique, and will have visible signs of being handmade such as small bumps, signs of fingerprints, and other features which we don't consider to be flaws. The deeply engraved areas have crisp edges, and show off the bare clay beneath.

                                There will be some variation in the placement of designs, but we can often accommodate special requests so the best features of a wraparound design face the holder (ask for left handed).

                                Shop for other plant items here, or view the full Cascade Collection here.

                                All our mugs are made of glazed ceramic, making them dishwasher-safe and microwave-safe. Cascade mugs vary in size, and most hold roughly 15oz.

                                • Dishwasher-safe
                                • Microwave-safe
                                • Shipped every weekday
                                • Beautiful, sturdy packaging; ready to gift
                                • Permanent graphics can't wear away
                                • Sandcarving is smooth with crisp edges
                                • Designed and engraved in Portland, Oregon

                                Review our Store Policies for shipping, returns, and more.

                                Is your favorite item sold out? Let us make it for you from our Made-to-Order page!

                                Made-to-order items may have a higher cost than stock products and may be very limited in quantity, so order yours while supplies last.

                                Frequently Asked Questions

                                What is Sandcarving?

                                Sandcarving (also called "sandblasting") is an artistic process that permanently carves a design using pressurized abrasive grit. We sandblast onto glass, glazed ceramics, and stainless steel, but sandblasting can also be done on other hard materials like stone.

                                I create digital art, which I print onto transparency film, and then use to create a self-adhesive photo-emulsion stencil specifically for sandblasting. Each item has this single-use stencil applied to its surface with a burnisher, then it’s carefully masked. The final etching step is a trip into our professional blasting cabinet, where high-pressure silicon carbide grit carves the permanent design.

                                Watch videos about our process on YouTube.

                                Is Sandcarving Permanent?

                                Sandcarving is one of the most durable image transfer method out there. Since the process removes the top layer of glass or ceramic glaze by carving into it, there isn't any possible way to remove the design.

                                There are a lot of decals and screen printing out there on dishware that wear off with time. Our process will never do that! Sandblasting also has a smooth, even finish with crisp edges, unlike laser-etching which shows a matrix pattern on its etched surface, and acid cream etching which can be splotchy, and uneven.

                                Are Your Products Dishwasher- and Microwave-Safe?

                                Yes! All our glassware and ceramics are food-safe, and can be washed in a dishwasher, even sanitized. The design will never fade, wear, or scratch. We recommend hand-washing silicone travel lids with unscented soap.

                                All mugs are microwave-safe as well, and shouldn't get any hotter than any other microwave-safe cups. 

                                Our metal cups should definitely not go in a microwave (yikes!), but they are dishwasher-safe.

                                Are Your Products Made in USA?

                                We buy blank glass and ceramic items, and sandblast our original artwork onto them by hand in Portland, OR. All our glassware items are made in the USA, but our ceramic mugs are manufactured in China and finished here, which is considered "assembled in USA".

                                We are currently sourcing locally-made products for sandcarving. USA-made drinkware will be more expensive than our other products, but we'll be able to support other small businesses in our area.

                                Are Your Products Lead-Free?

                                We hold all our products to exacting standards (since our family uses them, too), so all products are free of lead, cadmium, and BPA. We're happy to share glaze reports if you'd like to see more data about safety.

                                The glazes used on our mugs meet California’s Proposition 65 strict limits for leaching of lead and cadmium (0.99 ppm lead and 7.92 ppm cadmium). In fact, our glazes are non-detect at testing detection limits well below (< 0.01 ppm for both). This is really fantastic!

                                What is the Life Expectancy of Your Products?

                                Technically, they should be able to last multiple lifetimes. We understand that accidents happen, and our items are definitely fragile, but they aren't any more fragile than most other dishware on the market. We consider them more sturdy than some other brands available, and keep our standards quite high for durability.

                                To prolong the life of your Bread and Badger cups and avoid breakage, we recommend against nesting (stacking them inside or on top of each other).

                                Some staining of silicone lids is unavoidable on lighter colors, so we recommend choosing darker colored lids if this bothers you.

                                Farmhouse Mugs

                                Handmade in Vancouver, Washington

                                APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                                • Capacity: roughly 15-18 oz

                                Cascade Mugs

                                Handmade in Vancouver, Washington area

                                APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                                • Capacity: roughly 15 oz

                                 

                                Standard Mugs

                                Made in China

                                APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                                • Capacity: 16 oz
                                • Height: 4.25" (10.5cm)
                                • Top Width: 3.5" (9cm) across the mouth
                                • Bottom Width: 3" (7.5cm)

                                Camp Mugs

                                ceramic that looks like enamelware

                                Made in China

                                APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                                • Capacity: 15 oz
                                • Height: 3.5" (8.75cm)
                                • Opening Width: 4" (10.25cm) across the mouth
                                • Max Width: 5.25" (13.5cm)

                                  Red Bistro Mug

                                  Made in China

                                  Red is the only color we stock of this style/shape mug. They are slightly more delicate-looking than our Standard Mugs.

                                  APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                                  • Capacity: 15 oz
                                  • Height: 4" (10cm)
                                  • Top Width: 3.5" (9cm) across the mouth
                                  • Bottom Width: 2 1/8" (5.5cm)

                                    Pint Glasses

                                    Made in USA

                                    APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                                    • Capacity: 16 oz
                                    • Height: 5.75" (14cm)
                                    • Top Width: 3.25" (8.5cm)
                                    • Bottom Width: 2" (6cm)

                                    Lowball Glasses

                                    Made in USA

                                    APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                                    • Capacity: 10.25 oz
                                    • Height: 3.25" (8.5cm)
                                    • Width: 3" (8cm)

                                    Highball Glasses

                                    Made in USA

                                    APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                                    • Capacity: 9.75 oz
                                    • Height: 5.25" (13.5cm)
                                    • Width: 2.75" (7cm)

                                    Stemless Wine Glasses

                                    Made in USA

                                    APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                                    • Capacity: 17 oz
                                    • Height: 4 1/2" (11.5cm)
                                    • Top Width: 2 3/4" (7cm)
                                    • Widest Width: 3 1/2" (9cm)

                                    Hand-Blown Pint Tumblers

                                    Handmade in Portland, Oregon

                                    • Capacity: 16-18 oz

                                    Hand-Blown Lowball Tumblers

                                    Handmade in Portland, Oregon

                                    • Capacity: 10-12 oz

                                      Recycled Blown Glass Tumblers

                                      Made in USA. Each one is completely handmade, so shapes and sizes vary.

                                      APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                                      • Capacity: roughly 8 oz
                                      • Height: 4.5" (11.5cm)
                                      • Width: 3" (7.6cm)

                                        Travel Mugs

                                        white silicone lid included

                                        Made in China

                                        APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                                        • Capacity: 8-10 oz
                                        • Height: 6" (15cm) with lid
                                        • Mouth Width: 3.5" (8.5cm) across opening
                                        • Bottom Width: 2.25" (6cm)
                                        • Widest Point: 4" (10cm) across bottom of lid

                                        Champagne Flutes

                                        Made in USA

                                        APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                                        • Capacity: 6 oz
                                        • Height: 8.75" (22cm)
                                        • Bottom Width: 2.75" (7cm)
                                        • Top Width: 2" (5cm)

                                        Wine Glasses (Stemmed)

                                        Made in USA

                                        APPROXIMATE SIZING:

                                        • Capacity: 12 oz
                                        • Height: 8 1/8" (20.6cm)
                                        • Top Width: 3" (7.6cm)
                                        • Bottom Width: 3.25" (8.25cm)

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