All of my mugs are hand thrown on the potter's wheel as their starting point. Some are then textured, some have sculptural additions, and others are highly decorated or glazed with multiple glazes. The type of clay and each of the processes involved in the final creation determines the pricing. For example - stoneware clay costs about 1/2 that of porcelain clay so this impacts the pricing.
Custom minimums are 25 mugs per design.
Pricing is agreed-to at the time of order once design is settled.
The profile of the mug or it's general shape doesn't generally impact the price. It can be curved and smooth, or bubbly and organic looking and still take me the same amount of time to pull the mug into shape for example. Organically shaped mugs typically appeal to the eclectic buyer vs. a smooth simple shape appealing to the farm house style buyer. If you have a profile shape in mind - I'm happy to work it into the overall design for the mugs you order.
Some of my mugs are decorated with proprietary and/or artistically licensable designs that are also available on other products like tea towels, fabrics, notebooks etc. for coordination of a collection of goods. Some also contain proprietary logos that are owned by the organization/group/person placing the order. These files need to be provided to me in order to create stamps if logos are involved.
To understand how my mugs are priced - I've created this guide!
Small Mugs -
Typically hold about 8 oz. of liquid and weigh about 3/4-1lb.
The dimensions generally fit in a 4"x4"x4" box.
These generally wholesale in the $15-$40 range and retail in the $30-$70+ range.
Large Mugs -
Typically hold at least 12 oz. of liquid and weigh 1-1.25lbs.
The dimensions generally fit in a 6"x6"x6" box.
These generally wholesale in the $18-$50 range and retail in the $30-$75+ range.
Small Mug Examples: (hold approximately 8-10 oz. liquid)