Custom Order: Mug

Custom Order: Mug

Important Information

Please allow 4-5 weeks for your custom order to be completed. It might be done earlier than that, but that is not guaranteed. If you need to expedite your order at an extra cost, please send an email to and we will let you know if that is possible. Edited to add: I will try my hardest to have these shipped out to you by the first week of February!

Please keep in mind that everything I make is handmade, hand-painted/carved so they are organic and no two will be just alike!

The $30 price on this listing is a deposit towards your final cost.

Additional Information

Please leave as much detail as possible on the note so I can have an idea of what you are wanting, specifically design details -- the mug shown in the photo is just an example of a Valentine's design from last year. Your desired mug does not have to be gnomes or Valentine's related! I will send you a follow up email in 1-2 days to discuss your ideas and a final price before I begin production.

Regular price $30.00

Where are you located?
I am located in Central North Carolina, so my times will always be in EST.

Do you take custom orders?
Occasionally I will open up a limited number of spots here on my website, usually every other month. The listing acts as a deposit and the remainder of the payment is due upon completion. Turn-around time is 8-12 weeks. I recommend signing up for my newsletter to be sure you are aware when they are opening up - they usually fill up quickly!
Why is your shop empty?
If my shop is empty, that means all of the work from my last release has sold. I release work in small batches, so that means there will always be more to come! Some collections sell really quickly (looking at you, gnome statues) while some stick around in the shop for longer -- it's really hard to know beforehand so my recommendation will always be to try to be on the site at the time of a release if there is something specific you are wanting.
I messaged you, but you never responded...?
My social media inboxes, and often my email inbox, get overwhelmed on a daily basis and I promise I'm not ignoring you! If I don't respond, it's because I haven't seen it - please message me again.

How much does ___ cost?
This is a really hard question to ask as each collection varies quite a bit. I will always try to have a preview, with prices, available before a collection release.
Do you offer holds on your work?
I do not offer holds or reserves for any work in order to keep shopping fair for everyone. All work is sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.
If I place multiple orders, will you combine the shipping?
If multiple orders are placed and those items can be safely packaged into the same box, I will absolutely combine them and refund you for shipping overages! If they cannot be combined safely, then they will be sent out separately.
Help, I put the wrong shipping address on my order!
It is very important that you check your shipping address before you place your order. If you receive an email from me saying that your order has shipped and you notice the wrong address is on the label, it is already too late as the package is already out of my hands. Typically you can get in touch with USPS and reroute it, but if the package is returned to me, you'll be responsible for the shipping fees to get it sent back out to the correct address.

Do you ship internationally?
Yes, I will ship anywhere around the world! However, international delivery times are longer than usual due to COVID-19 and some are closed completely -- I recommend knowing if your country is accepting packages before ordering. If your country requires customs or duty tax, please note that these are the responsibility of the buyer. 

Tracking is showing my package is lost/stolen/delayed, now what?
Once a package is shipped, it becomes the responsibility of the USPS. If you have concerns about your package, please contact your local post office or file a claim for the package.

What if my item(s) arrive damaged?
If your item(s) arrive damaged, I recommend filing a claim immediately. You should keep the damaged item and the box it was shipped in - as sometimes USPS requires physical evidence before a refund can be issued. If you would like to reorder, please email me with all of that information!
Do you offer wholesale options?
I do! If you're interested in knowing my pricing for wholesale orders, please email me at
Can I put my piece in the microwave/dishwasher?
There will be a note in your package(s) that dictate whether or not your items are dishwasher and/or microwave safe. Please note that I recommend handwashing handmade items regardless as dishwashers can be a rough environment for pottery!
How do I best care for my new pottery?
All pottery is fragile and should be handled delicately. Do your best to avoid thermal shock (extreme temperature changes) -- you should run warm water over your new mug/cup before pouring in boiling water and always avoid freezing your pieces. Gnomes can be used inside or outside without issue, just be conscious of the environment outside - i.e. could the wind blow the gnome over on the concrete?

If you still have unanswered questions, please email me at!