Iron Ore Mug | Handmade ceramic mug for a unique and artistic way to enjoy your favorite hot beverage with a touch of natural beauty


Introducing our captivating Iron Ore Mug, a true masterpiece of moodiness and sleekness. This handcrafted marvel features hand-sculpted porcelain "crystals" and an extraordinary metallic glaze that exudes an air of elegance. Signed and dated on the bottom, this mug is a true collector's item.

The interior of the mug boasts a glossy black glaze, ensuring effortless cleaning and maintenance. On the exterior, an undulating matte grey glaze adds a touch of organic beauty. This combination allows the crystals to steal the spotlight, showcasing their unique allure.

Embrace the captivating allure of this Iron Ore Mug, designed to reign supreme in your kingdom. Its moody and sleek aesthetic sets the perfect tone for indulging in your favorite beverages. Whether you're enjoying a steaming cup of coffee or savoring a comforting tea, this mug adds an extra touch of luxury to your daily routine.

By default, this piece comes with a matte grey background glaze and handle to accentuate the beauty of the hand-sculpted crystals. However, if you have specific modifications in mind, such as opting for a matte white glaze, please message me prior to ordering, and I'll be delighted to accommodate your request.

For left-handed individuals, simply include "LEFT HANDED" in the notes during checkout, and we'll ensure your mug is tailored to your needs.

Product Details:

Weight: 1.5 lbs
Capacity: 14-16 oz
Detailed handling instructions included
Not microwave safe; handwashing recommended
Please note:
This mug weighs up to two (2) pounds, which, when combined with liquid inside, can be heavy for some individuals. The crystals are intentionally angled obliquely away from the piece, ensuring they pose no inherent danger when used properly. Rest assured that, when used as intended, this mug is functional and safe.


At Essarai Ceramics, we take immense pride in meticulously handcrafting our pottery pieces with both aesthetics and functionality in mind. While our creations are designed to be enjoyed and used, it is important to exercise caution and follow proper usage guidelines to prevent potential risks. We strive to create durable and high-quality pottery; however, we cannot be held liable for any injuries, damages, or losses that may result from misuse, improper handling, or failure to follow our usage guidelines.

Certain design elements, such as the crystal sculptures, have been carefully considered and pose no inherent danger when used as intended. They are created with no intention to cause harm and are safe unless used improperly. We recommend familiarizing yourself with the inherent characteristics of the pottery and exercising caution when using our products. Your safety and satisfaction are of utmost importance to us.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

3-5 business days

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 don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

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

Frequently Asked Questions

"What is 'Lead Time'?"

"Lead Time" is the time is takes me to create your order from start to finish. Quoted lead time does not include delivery time as I have no control over mail systems.

"I don’t live in the US and am concerned about a fragile ceramic piece shipping a great distance. Would my order arrive safely?"

I have safely shipped over 1,000 pieces internationally for over two years now. I ship pieces using double-corrugated cardboard boxes, biodegradable packing peanuts and sturdy bubble wrap. I package pieces to withstand a 5 foot throw as recommended by USPS. I have spent a great deal of time and energy making your piece and you have patiently waited for your purchase- I am as invested in your piece arriving safely as you are.

"Can I actually use the Crystal Mug/Tumbler to drink out of or is it solely decorative?"

My Crystal Mug/Tumbler is fully functional. I include detailed care instructions with every piece. They are not microwave safe and I recommend hand washing.

"Can you make the crystals smaller or do a different design than what you currently offer?"

I was inspired by large crystals and my sweeping formation has now become signature to Essarai Ceramics. I do offer the "Crystal Lite" mug which features smaller crystal clusters. As an artist, I believe it’s important to stand apart and offer a different perspective on a genre which is occupied by several other artists.

"I’m afraid of an injury using one of your pieces; should I be concerned?"

I offer multiple perspectives of my work on Instagram as I’ve received comments that may imply ones eyes could be injured utilizing my work. These perspectives serve to show that the crystals are strategically positioned to angle away from the face and are not vertical. This was something that I was aware of when I designed my collection and have never experienced an issue with someone injuring themselves using one of my pieces.

"Your work is very expensive. Do you have sales?"

From the start of my business, my goal has always been to share my art as fairly as possible; I have to make a living and pay bills (student loans!). I’ve spent many nights going back-and-forth with my pricing structure, looking at what other artists sell their work for and ultimately feel that I am offering the best price for my work. I offer an array of different pieces that span a large price range; I believe that everyone deserves to be surrounded by inspiration and beauty. As a small batch artist, I do not offer sales as the supply costs and energy that goes into every piece remains the same. I do however offer a discount coupon for individuals who take the time to leave a written review on my Etsy.

Are the crystals real?

They are not; I individually hand carve each crystal out of porcelain. The benefit of this is that you have an entirely ceramic piece fired as one making it 100% stable versus something where an epoxy was used.

Reviews (6)


12/10 this was the best ceramic crystal mug I've ever purchased. Amazing.

My husband loved it immediately! He asked me who wielded a mug 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Thank you!

Amazing!!!!!!!! Too gorgeous! This cup is the most gorgeous of the 3 I have purchased. Arrived without any damage to this intricate piece of art.

The rainbow and iridescent sheen of the crystals are so pretty in person. It’s a really unique and special piece. I really love this mug.

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