SpademanPottery

Animugs

Cambridge, Massachusetts · 9564 Sales

SpademanPottery

Animugs

Cambridge, Massachusetts 9564 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(1853)

Shop owner

Sarah

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Announcement   Thanks for visiting our ANIMUGS shop, featuring animal design pottery, all completely handmade in our Cambridge, MA studio.

We are away from the studio until January 8th, when we will start making and shipping mugs again.

Our Surprise Animugs are deceptively plain on the outside, and feature an unexpected delightful creature on the inside. Mugs are in stock, unless they are listed as Made to Order. We also offer mugs thrown on the potter's wheel, and embossed with various animal designs. These are listed in the "Bowls, Mugs, Planters" section of our shop.

Your order will come via the US Postal Service. Domestic shipments are sent "'Priority" and take 2-3 days from mailing date. Canadian Shipments take approximately 5 -12 days in transit. Overseas Shipments have been known to take from 6 to 14 business days from the mailing date.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 22, 2017

Thanks for visiting our ANIMUGS shop, featuring animal design pottery, all completely handmade in our Cambridge, MA studio.

We are away from the studio until January 8th, when we will start making and shipping mugs again.

Our Surprise Animugs are deceptively plain on the outside, and feature an unexpected delightful creature on the inside. Mugs are in stock, unless they are listed as Made to Order. We also offer mugs thrown on the potter's wheel, and embossed with various animal designs. These are listed in the "Bowls, Mugs, Planters" section of our shop.

Your order will come via the US Postal Service. Domestic shipments are sent "'Priority" and take 2-3 days from mailing date. Canadian Shipments take approximately 5 -12 days in transit. Overseas Shipments have been known to take from 6 to 14 business days from the mailing date.

Sarah

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1853)
joank1221

joank1221 on Jun 12, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect gift for my grand daughter. Beautifully made.

Michelle

Michelle on Jun 12, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I love this product thank you

Michelle

Michelle on Jun 12, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly as I expected well made and very cut

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About

With a Little Help From My Friends

Hidden behind our apartment building in Cambridge is this cement garage. I moved here right out of college (many years ago). Wanting to continue the fun I had had in the pottery shop at University of Massachusetts, I bartered pottery for electrical, plumbing and carpentry help from my friends, and transformed the garage into a primitive studio. Water came from the hose, heat from a small stinky coal stove. My nearly finished environmental science degree fell the the wayside, as I sold pots at craft shows, and taught occasional pottery classes to friends.
Eventually, I started to go to wholesale gift shows, and my customers were all gift shops and catalog companies. I had fallen in love with ceramic molds, which allowed me to make elaborate shapes at an affordable price. I enjoyed the magic interaction of plaster and liquid clay.
After many years of adding ever more figurines to our Surprise Animugs line, in November of 2014 our mugs were featured in Oprah Magazine. My crew of 4, plus mom and dad, husband and friends weren't enough to fulfill the onslaught of orders. At the time success felt like it was going to kill us, but it was also so exciting to sell on line that I decided to try offering our mugs on Etsy, in addition to wholesaling to stores. since it is so much more fun to have contact with people who are using what we make, in 2013 we chose to sell exclusively through our own on line shop.

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Shop members

  • Sarah

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on August 23, 2017
Thanks for your interest in Spademan Pottery. Our products are made completely by us from scratch in our Cambridge, MA studio. Since each mug is hand cast and hand painted, no two are exactly alike. The animals each end up having a bit of a unique personality and the colors vary a bit.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
We want you to be delighted with your purchase. You may return it for any reason within three days of receipt, and we will replace or refund the cost of the mug, but not the cost of return shipping. Please contact us before returning. For breakage, please contact us immediately upon receipt, and retain the original packaging. We will refund the entire cost to you.
Payment
The flat rate for shipping ANIMUGS (TM) in the lower 48 US states is $7.90 for one mug, and $1.75 each per additional mug. Candle Animal shipments are $5 if they are not included with mugs. Candle Animals are shipped free in conjunction with a mug shipment. Prices for international shipments are as close to the estimated USPS cost as possible. We do not charge a handling fee. Visa, Master card, Paypal, and personal checks are accepted forms of payment . Massachusets sales tax will be added when it applies.
Shipping
Your order will be sent via US Postal Service Priority Mail, unless you request a different method. For international shipments, the receiver is responsible for customs, duties and insurance charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
We offer a quantity discount on ANIMUGS (TM): For orders of 8 mugs or more, %10 off.