Monday, February 15, 2021

Reviewing Handmade Pottery Mugs by Worthington Pottery

I have just purchased a beautiful handmade pottery piece by Jackie of Worthington Pottery. I am over the moon about my mug and very excited to introduce you to Jackie and her artwork.

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I have planned on buying a few handmade mugs for some time. They've been on my long list of things to have for the new house. One of my splurges. Little pieces of functional art for my new kitchen. I only had a vague idea of what I was looking for in mugs; that they must be handmade by a small shop owner and they must reflect or celebrate the natural world. Beyond that, I hadn't a clue where I would shop.

I had been watching Etsy for awhile, following the recommendations of others. There are so many artists creating so many beautiful mugs that I was more than a bit overwhelmed by all of the choices. Add to that the current supply chain problems and my home construction moving at a snail's pace (or slower) that had led to me feeling as though there is no rush to make a purchase. Also, I didn't feel that I had to have any of those mugs right now. 

Yes, there are many, many handmade pottery mugs available that are gorgeous. Created by many talented potters. But artwork is a very personal thing and none of those mugs called my name.

Then one day on Instagram, I saw pottery on the_crazy_potter_lady account and fell in love. I saw this snowflake mug, on a cold and snowy day, and knew I had to have it. 

The snowflake transfers are clean and cool, like newly fallen snow up at The Shack. The glaze at the top of the mug looks like an abstract painting of my view of the woods down the ridge from my future bedroom window.

The view from my future home with colors ever-changing

The colors of that glaze!

Cleary, I bought this mug because of the emotional response I had to it. Here are some factual bits about my mug:

  • Large size, holds the contents of a 16.9 fl oz soda bottle
  • a light, porcelain-like feel - but strong (I was concerned it would weigh a ton)
  • food, dishwasher, and microwave safe
  • beautiful glaze colors
  • sturdy, beautifully curved handle 
  • the snowflake transfer is permanently applied

My mug was mailed the day after my order/payment was complete and arrived safely in a priority mail box, marked fragile, wrapped in paper, and cushioned by packing peanuts. This card was also included:

Jackie Worthington aka The Crazy Potter Lady

Not only do I like Jackie's nature-themed pottery, I also like her presence. I look forward to her posts on Instagram.  She is genuinely warm and welcoming toward her followers and attempts to celebrate each day.  

Jackie also does short live videos while she is creating her pottery. I have always been intrigue by pottery wheels and it is extra cool to see the artist creating the mugs that are being sold. It is a cool process - one I had always wanted to learn but my hand-eye coordination is the pits. I think it is beyond cool that Jackie invites us to watch as she works.

Jackie currently sells her items via pre-sales. Contact her via InstagramFacebook, or her webiste to discuss what you would like to pre-order. I was fortunate, and the mug I purchased was waiting for me on her website She is currently working on pre-orders and does not have a restock/release date for her store.

Jackie is a veteran (as is her husband - thank you both for your service) and it is quick to see that she is concerned with issues of mental health and PTSD. She uses the hashtag #throwingforptsd to bring awareness to Veteran suicide.  

She has this message for Vets:

"Never give up on yourself. It gets rough at times but always remember to take care of yourself first". - Jackie


I am so happy to have found Worthington Pottery. I prefer to support artists, small businesses, and Veteran owned businesses when I am able. How wonderful that my beautiful mug came from such a business.

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Although time gets away from me and I don't write as frequently as I would like, you can read more about my adventures on my land at Treasures, Travel, and Tales and see a brief tour of my home under construction here.

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  1. That is a beautiful mug, I can imagine it putting a smile on your face every morning when you see it. I love mugs that speak to you as they can brighten your mood instantly.

  2. That is a beautiful piece of work Dawn. There are so many talented people out there doing so many different things. I'm always amazed at the talent and beautiful work of so many. And, Jackie seems to be one those amazing talent. Thanks so much for sharing her work and introducing us to yet another talent.

  3. Oh Dawn, I can see why you fell in love with that mug! It is a beauty and really does look like your view out the new bedroom window. I love pottery too and supporting small business. Doubly so for you, south of the border. It's really great that you can get something beautiful, support small business and support your veterans as well. Congratulations on finding just the perfect new thing for your new digs! I will have to check her out!

  4. Dawn Rae, like you, I fully support small businesses and all things handmade. Your Worthington Pottery Mug is gorgeous and I admire your search for just the perfect mug that reflects your natural world and upcoming new lifestyle. Well done.

  5. I really love your mug and I am always on the lookout for unique handmade pottery. Thanks so much for the recommendation.

  6. What a magnificent mug! It really does look like an abstract view out your window. I love the blue and the snowflakes. It is perfect for your new home. I am certain I would love any of the Worthington Pottery mugs. I already appreciate Jackie, the creator and artist, because of what you have shared about her. How wonderful that she has enough specialty orders that she is too busy to restock her store line, but rather sad for window shoppers like myself.

  7. As an artisan, I appreciate and try to support others who create and sell beautiful and practical handmade art, like the wonderful mug you chose from Worthington Pottery. It's especially meaningful when the creator makes an effort to make a personal connection with her (or his) customers, as Jackie does, and to share their creative process! I, too, own and cherish some very special artisan pottery mugs, and they give me pleasure every time I use or even just look at them, as your stunning snowflake mug clearly gives you. Thank you not only for sharing not only your gorgeous mug, but also for introducing us to the work of this talented potter!

  8. I do admire anyone who can create beautiful pottery like your gorgeous mug. I love the colours and can see the connection with nature which I love. Jackie is very talented and clearly cares about her craft. It is lovely to support small business and it sounds like you have found the perfect mugs for your new home. By the way I love the view from your window, wow how gorgeous!!

  9. The view of your land from your window is stunning - and I can see why that mug resonates with you so much. It's gorgeous, rustic and artistic all in one. Very pretty, and an excellent choice for your new home.


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