Here you can find answers to all (or MOST) of your burning questions about Deneen Pottery and our handmade stoneware mugs. If you have a question we haven’t answered use our contact us page and we’ll get back to you with an answer.
We do not sell any of our customers mugs, but we can help you in your search. Here is our MUG MAP that lists all customers that OPT IN and have received a delivery within the last year. We also have the Official Mug Collectors Guide to the National Parks to help inspire your summer road trips!
YES! All stoneware is lead free and food safe. We fire our kiln to 2100 degrees so each piece is durable and safe for the microwave, dishwasher, oven and freezer. Each order will come with mug cards that explain mug care and the handmade origins of the mug.
Each mug that we make is touched by over 24 pairs of hands at our studio in St. Paul. Although amazingly similar because of the unique handmade origins, no two mugs are exactly alike. Since all of our pottery is made by hand, at times there will be slight variations in size, capacity, color and glaze consistency. From the throwing rings on the inside to the marbling on the outside, these beauty marks are a true testament to the art of handmade stoneware.
We love making mugs just for you. Once we receive your design work, we add you to our art wait list. You will typically receive an art proof in 1-2 weeks. Production on the order will not begin until both the design and mug order are approved and the prepayment is received. Mug production averages around 10-12 weeks.
Our stoneware is very durable but not unbreakable. When force comes in contact with stoneware it can cause it to break or crack and as a result the integrity (and liquid proof-ness) will be compromised. The crack might be as unnoticeable as a hairline but the leaking liquid will be easy to spot. At this point your mug will need to be relegated to a desk duty where it can still hold pencils and pens. Some of our retailers, on occasion, have been known to offer a discount on a future purchase so our advice would be to reach out to us and see what can be done.
We apologize for this current situation - if you’d like to have us send you a random sample so you can continue to drink from an original Deneen Pottery mug just send us your shipping address.
The Deneen family loves making charitable donations. Each year at their 4QTR board meeting they review the candidates who received donations from the previous year and discuss what organization they will work with in the coming year. If you have any information you could send I will be sure to pass it along to them.
First time orders are prepay. Following orders require a 50% deposit with the balance due at time of shipping.
The suggesed retail price is anywhere between $19.95 and $29.95.
We highly recommend placing a re-order as soon as the thought pops into your head. Our production lead time does fluctuate, refer to the production schedule on our homepage for the most up to date production time. To place re-orders, you can either email your customer service specialist or give us a call at 1-888-646-0238. For re-orders, you are welcome to change style and color.
Due to the nature of the firing process, all orders come with a 10% underrun which will not be remade except by your request. We want all the stoneware we send you to be the highest quality so we will not send nor will you be billed for mugs that do not pass our inspection.
There are instructions on your packing slip indicating the steps to take in order to make a claim with FedEx. No returns will be accepted without approval from Deneen Pottery. If you have any questions, give us a call.
Most orders are shipped using FedEx, and shipping costs with FedEx average between $1-$2 per mug depending on the destination and weight of the package. Shipping time is between 1-5 business days depending on your location. Orders shipping to Alaska, Hawaii or internationally will be shipped using USPS. Ask your customer service specialist for a quote on orders shipping via USPS.
Both of our gift boxes are great but are for presentation only. Uline makes a shipping box that is 6x6x6 and will fit our mugs to ship individually.
Sorry for any confusion. It looks like the tracking information in the email you received has both addresses listed next to each other. The shipping address is in all capital letters and it is going to City Name and State. I've also attached a screen shot of the FedEx tracking info below.
Sorry, we cannot guarantee a perfect color match with our glazes due to the limited amount of glaze colors we have as well as the variation in the way our glazes can look on the final product due to the forces of mother nature.
We do offer digital mockups at $25 a piece. We do like to make it know that there are many variables in creating the real mugs and digital mockups are unable to 100% translate the quality, color and realism of the final product.