Handmade Pottery Mugs with Thumb Rests by Lauren Bausch

Macon, Georgia · 1644 Sales


Handmade Pottery Mugs with Thumb Rests by Lauren Bausch

Macon, Georgia 1644 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Hand-crafted functional, colorful, quality pottery for everyday use from my home (studio) to yours.


Last updated on Feb 9, 2016

Hand-crafted functional, colorful, quality pottery for everyday use from my home (studio) to yours.

Lauren O'Quinn

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Lauren O'Quinn


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Donna on Jun 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This was a birthday gift and my girlfriend loved it! Perfect handle , light weight, and gorgeous color!


Donna on Mar 29, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous but small ... just as Lauren noted. Perfect size for my son😃


Donna on Mar 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love this mug! Perfect handle and arrived in perfect shape and on time. I want another one!


jmlebar1 on Jan 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful mug, and much lighter than I expected. Shipped *very* quickly and well protected. Thank you!

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Spring is the perfect season for change. Kiss winter bye-bye, and bring in some bright, fresh, colorful handmade pottery to your kitchen!

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So many pots to throw on the wheel today, too much to do in my pottery studio... BUT FIRST, COFFEE!

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Anyone else love handmade ceramic coffee mugs as much as I do? More pottery coming soon...
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The Beginning...

My husband is in love with Etsy, but Scott would never tell anyone. It's almost like a "dirty" little secret. You know dirt, pottery...hehehe...
I know.

I'm not a comedian. I'm a potter, and my husband is IN LOVE with Etsy. Here's why:

I opened my shop LaurenBauschOriginal to introduce to my pottery to a greater audience. I hoped to pursue more art shows, outdoor craft festivals and galleries. Etsy would also provide a direct way to sell future orders to out of town clients I met at these events.

While pursuing my art degree, I sold my work at craft fairs and local galleries. This was paramount in building my business and making connections in the art world. I had been doing shows since 2006, but back then my father was my helping hand.

My husband, Scott, own a local heating and air business here in Macon, Georgia. Weather is unpredictable in the South, and he stays busy. Traveling to numerous art shows, outdoor craft fairs, lugging my pottery, charming the ladies, etc., gets exhausting.

I focused more on my Etsy shop and business started picking up. My husband fell head over heels for Etsy. He fell hard. The pursuit of out of town art festivals is off limits according to Scott.

We continue to do two shows where we have very loyal clients, and we do a very large ceramics invitational here in Georgia. I'm also still heavily involved in a couple of galleries.

I am proud of my business and it's small, humble roots. Like a booth at a craft show, LaurenBauschOriginal is my own little gallery. I work from my home garage studio, and I imagine all of the places my pots will travel.

Each piece of Lauren Bausch Pottery is made by only two hands: mine. Scott helps me sand kiln shelves, cleans occasionally, but each step of the process of making pottery is a one woman operation.

I make quality, hand-crafted pottery that's sturdy and durable for daily use. I enjoy using an eclectic color palette to satisfy my painterly urges.

All glazes are lead free, and my pots are microwave and dishwasher safe.

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    I'm Lauren Bausch. I'm a potter. I don't have a tidy, meticulous studio. I prefer the organized chaos of my home garage studio. This is a small home business. I make the pots you order: From my hands to your home.

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Last updated on May 20, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Are your pots dishwasher, microwave or oven safe?

Pottery can be both hand washed and placed in the dishwasher. All functional pottery is dishwasher safe. Some people suggest hand washing is best, but I use the dishwasher for all of my pottery (my pieces and other artists' pots).

Pottery is microwave safe.

Oven: Pottery is oven safe when placed in a cool oven. Pottery must heat up with the oven. Do not pre-heat. Do not place pottery in a hot oven. This will cause thermal shock, and your pottery will crack or shatter. Allow pottery to cool before placing it into cold water.

Are your pots food safe?

I only use food safe/ food approved glazes. These raw materials are fired to the temperature of maturation to ensure health and safety.
All glazes are 100% lead free.

Custom and personalized orders

I take custom orders if I'm able to. It depends on my schedule and the project. Custom orders take at least 4 weeks for production: throwing or hand building, drying, firing cycles, glazing...
All of the items in my shop are in stock and ready to ship. I often have pots in stock that I don't have listed in my shop. If there's something that you're interested in just contact me.

Gift wrapping and packaging

My number 1 goal is your gift arriving safely. I use plenty of bubble wrap and sturdy corrugated boxes to protect your pottery.

I've shipped out over 1500 pieces of pottery, and only 5 or 6 arrived broken (knocking on wood). Usually the box arrives crushed when this happens. Orange fragile stickers are no help when this happens! It's rare, but pottery is fragile.

Gift Wrap: I am happy to help with your gift giving and celebrations! I have stationery on hand for nearly any occasion and also make handmade cards. Just let me know what message you need.

Shipping & Processing Questions

How long does it take for items to ship?
- I pack and ship your pottery within 1-2 business days of receiving your order.

Will I receive a tracking number or shipping information?
- Yes. Your order will be shipped with USPS. You will receive a notification email with a tracking number.

How long will it take to arrive?
- It depends. I ship within 1-2 business days. Holiday times can delay delivery by a few days. I usually ship USPS Priority Mail which takes between 2-5 business days. My local post office is closed on Saturday.