About Us

Working with clay is our life.

We are a second-generation family business established in 1972 by Peter and Mary Deneen in Saint Paul, MN. While our early days were in a two-car garage, today we occupy over 17,000 sq/ft and employ over 50 skilled craftspeople. Our goal has remained unchanged: create functional, beautiful, hand-thrown stoneware for our clients. This journey has been remarkable and we truly feel fortunate to collaborate with businesses – both small and large, from coast to coast – through manufacturing handmade pottery mugs in the USA.

Our life’s work is (LITERALLY) in your hands.

Deneen Pottery Staff- Handmade mugs in AmericaWhat an exciting time for our company to be creating handmade stoneware mugs in the USA. We’re proud to carry forward a long tradition of hand-thrown stoneware designs that meet your personal or business needs. While every piece shares the same level of quality, each one is also individually created by hand so that no two are exactly alike. Over 24 pairs of hands touch each mug through our production process and everything that we ship is food safe as well as lead and cadmium free. Even our unique clay body, invented by Peter Deneen from materials mined in OH, IN and KY, is combined in St. Paul, MN. We also high-fire to 2165º F (cone 6) which means unparalleled durability. We are so proud of our work that we stamp our family name on the bottom of every piece we make!

 

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