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Custom Mugs for your Company

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Are you searching for unique ways to make a lasting impression on your customers, business clients, sales prospects, employees and more? Then get custom mugs handmade for your company!

Giving away a gorgeous, ceramic mug as a gift or using it as a promotional item will give your company long-term brand value. Every time someone takes a sip, your company will enjoy a healthy boost of exposure.

If you’re looking for new company mugs, put your trust in a pottery company that has been serving businesses like you since 1972 – Deneen Pottery. Throughout our history, our goal has remained unchanged: create functional, beautiful, hand-thrown stoneware for our clients.

The Benefits of Custom, Handmade Mugs for Your Company


Using coffee mugs to market your company, whether you operate a coffee shop, corporate entity or B2B business, provides a great way to spread the word about your brand. Sipping beverages out of a gorgeous, handcrafted coffee mug will make your clients feel more important and help serve as a reminder of your company each time they take a sip.

You can always customize your own handmade mug with Deneen Pottery’s unique line of ceramic mugs that come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and color glazes to best suit your company’s style.

Contact our team of potters today to get started creating your own unique mug!


About Our Mugs: Handmade Mugs for Your Company

Any coffee drinker or beverage connoisseur knows that the mug you use every morning is much like a dear old friend. That’s why Deneen Pottery puts so much care and effort into each individual handmade mug we throw. When you put your company’s logo across one of our mugs, you’re amplifying your message and your brand’s style.

Featuring a number of different styles and glazes, you have many options when you order mugs from Deneen Pottery.

Corporate Mugs in a Number of Different Styles

You can achieve the look you’re going for with any of the mug styles below:

  • Abby Mug
  • Camper Mug
  • Diner Mug
  • Flare Mug
  • Footed Mug
  • Junior Executive Mug
  • Patriot Mug
  • Pepin Mug
  • Ramsey Mug
  • Rancher Mug
  • Round Mug
  • Straight Mug
  • Tall Belly Mug
  • Tankard Mug

Browse our mug options here.

We Also Offer a Wide Variety of Glaze Colors

Here is just a sampling of Deneen Pottery’s mug color glaze options. Colors can also be mixed and matched and are available in a variety of marblings:

  • Burgundy
  • Butter
  • Chocolate
  • Coral
  • Dijon Yellow
  • Federal Blue
  • Forest Green
  • Kiwi
  • Lilac
  • Peach
  • Pink
  • Plum
  • Sage
  • Sand
  • Sunset Orange
  • Sunshine
  • Teal
  • Wisteria
  • And many more!


About Our Custom Pottery Process:

It takes a whole studio of highly skilled individuals working in unison to produce the high level of quality and craftsmanship that goes into our products every day. Over two dozen pairs of hands touch each custom mug that we create, ensuring that each piece is given proper, individualized attention. Our mugs start as a hunk of clay and are transformed into a twice-fired piece of handcrafted artwork that are as functional as they are beautiful.

See Deneen Pottery in the News!

Throughout our history, we’ve been an integral component of the small business community in the Twin Cities and especially St. Paul. As such, we’ve received media mentions for the work that we’ve accomplished over the years. Take a look at some of the write-ups below to find out what the community is saying about us!

Deneen Pottery Featured in AIHA Innkeeping Magazine

Deneen Pottery is on the Map

Excerpt from article:

With customers in every state, in B&Bs, inns, restaurants, national parks, and more, you could say Deneen Pottery is on the map – literally. Niles explains that a newly launched Mug Collector’s Map on the Deneen Pottery website shows every innkeeping customer (among others) with a link back to their web pages.

“Prompted by our incredible following of mug collectors, what started out as a state list, has evolved into an interactive map that pinpoints the location of every inn, with directions to help you find your next property and collectible mug. This is free for all active customers for one year from the last invoiced order of mugs.”

A guest at AIHP member property the Avalon Hotel, said it best in his testimonial to Deneen Pottery: “I bought two mugs from Avalon Hotel, Catalina Island. LOVE THEM. Interested in knowing more about your products. They have been a great reminder of a great vacation but also they are used all the time as they are so comfortable to use. I hope the word comfortable makes sense to you. Thank you.”

The company’s culture based on strong family unity extends to employees with parents, sons and daughters working together. With no signs of slowing down, the number of employees has swelled to 80. There is talk of increased productivity and possibly a larger space, to ensure they will be around for generations.

Deneen Pottery Featured in Star Tribune

Custom Potter Surges in St. Paul

Excerpt from article:

In an airy old warehouse tucked a few blocks north of the bustle of University Avenue, master potter Wade Scheel plopped one lump of clay after another onto his wheel.

In seconds, his muddy hands had formed a ­coffee mug — later to be fitted with a handle, ­finished with a custom name badge, fired, glazed, and fired again. It was one of hundreds he would create this day.

Scheel may work with the speed and efficiency of a machine, but no machine produces the handmade mugs of Deneen Pottery, located within St. Paul’s growing Creative Enterprise Zone, which seeks to attract and promote artists. And that makes all the difference, say the family members who run this booming business that once neared extinction.

“Making pottery is soulful, joyful,” said founder Peter Deneen as he walked through rooms filled with racks of custom coffee mugs. “It’s creating something you can be proud of.”

“We are still artisans,” said Niles Deneen, a former University of Minnesota track sprinter who has lent a sharp marketing focus to Deneen’s artistic roots. Each custom mug carries — in clay — the name and logo of the bed & breakfast, hotel, coffee shop or restaurant that ordered it.

“We’re putting out 1,500 pieces of permanent advertising every day,” Peter Deneen said.

Deneen Pottery Featured in Pioneer Press

For Second Chance, St. Paul Potter Aimed Small

Excerpt from article:

Peter Deneen started throwing pottery as a student at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, in the late 1960s. When he moved back to his native St. Paul in 1971 after graduating with a master’s degree in pottery, he decided to open up a small pottery shop on Park Square Court in St. Paul’s Lowertown.

Although he had no business experience, his skill at the potter’s wheel propelled Deneen Pottery to early success. After about 15 years in business, he oversaw 40 employees and his company was doing about $1 million in annual revenue.

The bulk of that revenue depended on a handful of large, corporate clients. Companies would order thousands of units of clay goods emblazoned with their corporate logos.

Deneen’s signature invention — an innovative plastic molding technique that allowed him to stamp custom art into clay — made it easy for the company to imprint a logo or a photo onto clay medallions that could be attached to a number of vessels.

The company even filled bulk orders for other pottery companies that would sell Deneen goods alongside their own.

About Deneen Pottery: Family-Owned for Over 40 Years!

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. It’s our goal to create functional, beautiful, hand-thrown stoneware for each of our commercial 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.

Ready to Get Started Growing Your Business with Custom Mugs?

Contact the team at Deneen Pottery today – we’re standing by, ready to answer any and all questions that you may have!

Whether you operate a bed and breakfast, boutique store, tech startup or giant conglomerate, your company can stand to benefit from custom, handmade mugs. Selling or giving away unique ceramic mugs will only increase your brand’s exposure and style. If you’re searching for a one-of-a-kind way to enhance your company’s swag and grow your business, custom mugs are the best choice.

Deneen Pottery offers custom-branded coffee mugs for stores, shops, companies, corporations and all types of businesses. It’s our mission to collaborate with each of our customers to deliver the high-quality craftsmanship that’s kept us thriving for 45 years. If you want to learn more about our company or order handmade mugs for your company, contact our dedicated staff today.

Get in touch with our team of potters now.

“ We are so pleased with them! ”

“Just wanted to show off our new mugs! We are so pleased with them!! Thanks for producing such high-quality and beautiful handmade mugs – our guests are sure to love them!””

Bo and Sarah Quigg - Scott Station Inn

“ Deneen’s customer service and the quality of their mugs are incomparable ”

“We recently purchased coffee mugs from Deneen Pottery as holiday gifts for our coworkers. They were a HUGE hit! Deneen’s customer service and the quality of their mugs are incomparable. Thanks again Deneen and I look forward to working with you again!”

Peter Olbrys- Bose Corporation

“ American craftsmanship alive and well. ”

“I was introduced to Deneen mugs by a partner of ours at ORCA Coolers who gave me one of their logo mugs. As a java-holic I used it daily. As a trainer who works for a company that prides itself on quality and craftsmanship I could tell right away what a great quality handmade mug it was. I reached out to have some made for special gifts at our corporate headquarters. It was so well received and people were so impressed we decided to add them to our online store! Thanks Niles for making such a great quality product and keeping American craftsmanship alive and well.”

Chad Winters- Husqvarna

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