SpademanPottery

Animugs

Cambridge, Massachusetts · 8467 Sales

SpademanPottery

Animugs

Cambridge, Massachusetts 8467 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(1676)

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.
Please check for mugs listed in the "In stock" section, if you need something mailed relatively soon. We will be away from the Cambridge studio frequently this spring, so listed mailing times fluctuate.
Our Surprise mugs are deceptively plain on the outside, and feature an unexpected delightful creature on the inside. We also offer mugs "thrown" on the potter's wheel, and embossed with various animal designs.
The animals are made from molds of figurines that we have made. Making an animal that we don't have a figurine for already is not possible at this time, although we always are interested to hear from you of new ideas for surprise creatures.
We ship via the US Postal Service. Domestic shipments take 2-3 days from mailing date. Canadian Shipments take approximately 5 days -12 days in transit. Overseas Shipments have been known to take from 6 to 14 business days from our mailing date!

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 21, 2017

Thanks for visiting our "Animugs" shop, featuring animal design pottery, all completely handmade in our Cambridge, MA studio.
Please check for mugs listed in the "In stock" section, if you need something mailed relatively soon. We will be away from the Cambridge studio frequently this spring, so listed mailing times fluctuate.
Our Surprise mugs are deceptively plain on the outside, and feature an unexpected delightful creature on the inside. We also offer mugs "thrown" on the potter's wheel, and embossed with various animal designs.
The animals are made from molds of figurines that we have made. Making an animal that we don't have a figurine for already is not possible at this time, although we always are interested to hear from you of new ideas for surprise creatures.
We ship via the US Postal Service. Domestic shipments take 2-3 days from mailing date. Canadian Shipments take approximately 5 days -12 days in transit. Overseas Shipments have been known to take from 6 to 14 business days from our mailing date!

Sarah

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Sarah

Brown Spotted Dog (In stock)
Brown Spotted Dog (In stock)
$29.00
Brown Spotted Dog (In stock)
Brown Spotted Dog (In stock)
$29.00
Spotted Spaniel Surprise Coffee Mug
Spotted Spaniel Surprise Coffee Mug
$29.00
Brown Tabby  (In Stock)
Brown Tabby (In Stock)
$30.00
Bull Terrier Surprise Mug
Bull Terrier Surprise Mug
$30.00
Spotted Bull Terrier (In Stock)
Spotted Bull Terrier (In Stock)
$29.00
Black Poodle paw printed (In Stock)
Black Poodle paw printed (In Stock)
$32.00
BostonTerrier (In Stock)
BostonTerrier (In Stock)
$30.00
Grey Spotted Cat Surprise Mug (Made to Order)
Grey Spotted Cat Surprise Mug (Made to Order)
$29.00
Snorkeling Dog paw printed (in stock)
Snorkeling Dog paw printed (in stock)
$34.00
Snorkeling Dog (in stock)
Snorkeling Dog (in stock)
$32.00
Snorkeling Dog (in stock)
Snorkeling Dog (in stock)
$32.00
Wheaten Terrier paw printed (In Stock)
Wheaten Terrier paw printed (In Stock)
$32.00
Grey Spotted Cat Surprise Mug (Made to Order)
Grey Spotted Cat Surprise Mug (Made to Order)
$29.00
Bull Terrier Surprise Mug
Bull Terrier Surprise Mug
$30.00
Scotty paw printed (In Stock)
Scotty paw printed (In Stock)
$32.00
Scotty (In Stock)
Scotty (In Stock)
$29.00
Black Cat (In Stock)
Black Cat (In Stock)
$29.00
BostonTerrier paw printed (In Stock)
BostonTerrier paw printed (In Stock)
$32.00
Bull Dog Surprise Mug
Bull Dog Surprise Mug
$30.00
Golden Retriever (In Stock)
Golden Retriever (In Stock)
$29.00
Yellow Spotted Cat (In Stock)
Yellow Spotted Cat (In Stock)
$30.00
Yellow and White Fluffy Cat (In Stock)
Yellow and White Fluffy Cat (In Stock)
$30.00
White Fluffy Cat with paw prints (In Stock)
White Fluffy Cat with paw prints (In Stock)
$32.00
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1676)
alleyruiz

alleyruiz on Aug 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I'm obsessed with my giraffe cup

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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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  • Sarah

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on November 6, 2016
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.

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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.
Refunds 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.
Additional policies and FAQs
We offer a quantity discount on ANIMUGS (TM): For orders of 8 mugs or more, %10 off. For orders of 12 mugs or more, $15 off.