MADE to ORDER ~ Tacoma Area Mug (Gig Harbor, Browns Point, Fircest, University Place, Steilacoom, Anderson Island...)


MADE to ORDER: please allow 4 WEEKS production time

Each mug is thrown on the wheel then painted with a stained clay along its base and underside. There are 8 options available for this "secondary color", which is left unglazed with a matte texture and will have both brushstrokes and variation. After the first firing the lettering is stamped and the design painted, then glazed over with a creamy clear. As each part of this process is done by hand, size, handle and design will vary - no two are the same!

***pricing is per mug***

Mugs hold approximately 14oz and are food, dishwasher & microwave safe.

I have 100+ designs available, the listing photos show a small sample. If there are any photos you'd like to see, send me a message! If you are interested in a new design (a city not listed in the dropdown) please message me before purchase to discuss.

This price includes free domestic shipping, please message me for international shipping quotes. If you'd like to do no-contact pick up from my home studio in Tacoma, WA use coupon code "PICKUP" at checkout to remove the built-in shipping costs.

© Downing Pottery, 2022

Shipping from United States

Processing time

4 weeks

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept cancellations

Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

I don't accept returns or exchanges

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

I'm taking custom order work on a very limited basis. Get in touch with your request and I'll let you know what I can do.

Sizing details

These pieces are handmade and the clay shrinks 12-15% so there is variation, but you'll find size approximations in each listing. I do not offer custom sizing.

Wholesale availability

No wholesale at this time.

Packing Materials

I source as much recycled packing material as possible, with peanuts, bubble wrap and paper from several local small businesses. I buy all of my boxes new, from a nearby manufacturer.

Pick up options

All prices include free domestic shipping. I do offer a discount for no-contact, pick up from my home studio in Tacoma, WA. If interested, please use coupon code "PICKUP" at checkout and I'll be in touch as soon as your order is ready!

Reviews (6)


Awesome. Loved it. Great gift.

We got two of the Tacoma mugs. They're awesome!

Mug turned out fantastic, thank you!