Two Handle Mug

I have been making mugs for over 30 years now, and pride myself on making some of the best mugs in the country. Each mug is individually made on the wheel, they start out with the same weight of clay but do vary a little, giving each mug its own individuality.

I recently had a request from Kate (see her review below) asking for a two handles mug for her father - Pete, whose hands shook a little and stcuggled with a standard mug. She felt that a 2 handle mug would give her dad more stability.  We therefore designed the mug together with the following brief:

   - For ease of holding, the handles are set at 4-o-clock & 8-o-clock.
   - Each handle has a thumb grip.
   - The mug is a little larger than normal so that it can be filled with a good cup of tea/coffee whilst still being 2/3 full.
   - can be put in the dishwasher
   - good for tea, coffee & soup


They were delighted with the result as it gave her Dad dignity when drinking his tea - a very humbling time from my point of view.


I am currently making these to order, if you are interested, please email me at



I asked Kate if she would kindly provide a review and feedback of the two handled mug. …

“My father always struggles at tea time with a Parkinson's Tremor, he has big hands and we were struggling to find a mug he could hold comfortably, we also figured he would manage much better if we could find him a two handled mug....

Alas despite out search all we could find in this department were plastic un-breakable beakers, for children or the disabled, Dad really doesn't feel he fits into either of these categories, so I headed off to my local paint a pot shop, to see if I could make him one... A potter I am not, so the less said about that the better! The lovely lady in the shop told me all about Steve as he had been commissioned to make her a teapot and she had been really pleased with the result!

We began our series of backwards and forwards emails, Steve was a star, nothing was to much trouble, he threw himself into the project looking at it from a craftsman’s eye, I'd have just stuck a handle on the opposite side, but Steve worked out the mug would be easier to hold with the handles on at a "twenty past and twenty to o’clock position" he also added the thumb grips you can see, which help dad tremendously .

This mug has made such a difference to tea time, removing the stress and preserving his dignity.....I know I've thanked you Steve but Mum and Dad wanted me to relay you their immense thanks too!”

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