Ideal for gifting, or for brightening up your own morning coffee, we’re of the opinion that you can never have too many great mugs.
And it seems like our retail community feels the same way; ‘mugs’ is one of the most searched terms on CREOATE!
Today we’re spotlighting six lovely UK-based independent mug suppliers, all available to shop wholesale and stock in your store.
Don’t forget to take a look at the full range of wholesale mugs available on CREOATE, including handmade ceramic mugs, slogan mugs, and even sublimation mugs if you want to add your own stamp.
1. Dimbleby Ceramics
Minimum order: £200
Mathew and Rachel Dimbleby are inspired by their passion for ceramic design and painting. Having both grown up in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire with its rich heritage of making high quality ceramics, the ethos for the company was clear from the start: to create high quality products that can be enjoyed anywhere in the home. They have combined their talents and knowledge to design and make unique ceramics which feature the watercolour illustrations of Rachel Dimbleby. These exquisite illustrations are inspired by friends’ and family's animals, as well as the wildlife from the wood at the back of the couple’s studio, with each piece having a story to tell. As well as the animal and wildlife ranges, Dimbleby Ceramics produces a range of decorative hangings with wording or images. Each piece is finished with ribbon and a charm-style bead. All their Fine Bone China is hand decorated in the UK.
2. The Giftie Company
Minimum order: £200
The Giftie Company is an award-winning small business, specialising in handcrafted giftware, stationery & home decor.
Laura launched The Giftie Company in 2022. The goal was simple — to create products that make people happy! Despite being a small business, The Giftie Company prides themselves on having plentiful stock, and getting orders ready to dispatch quickly, large or small. They are proud to go the extra mile in everything they do, and really care!
The Giftie Co is an award-winning business, with a first place winner's award in 'Art/Design Businesswoman of the Year' and finalist awards of 'Micro Business of the Year' and 'Newcomer Small Business of the Year' from UK Business Awards.
Minimum order: £100
Established in 2021, Yorkshire based EllieBeanPrints create beautiful gifts and products for the home. The team takes inspiration from their families’ love of the outdoors, mountain biking and running, with plenty of enamel options for cuppas on the go. All of their products are designed and made in their Yorkshire workshop/studio.
4. Sparks and Daughters
Minimum order: £75
Sparks and Daughters are a mother-daughter team that designs unique gifts for the whole family. From kids clothes to personalised aprons and mugs for family members, their product catalogue is sweet and giftable.
5. Karen Dawn Curtis
Minimum order: £150
Karen Dawn Curtis is a ceramic artist based on the south coast of Dorset. Karen has produced aesthetic art pieces for many years but has rediscovered throwing and become struck by the unique appeal of ceramics as functional art. Inspired by the South West as a place where rugged nature has been lived in but not lost, Karen creates her ‘Home’ collection to explore the point where beauty and practical purpose meet.
Karen has always been fascinated by the naked surface of clay. Karen adds oxides to the clay body to create the exterior colours without having to mask the natural texture of the material. The interior surfaces of the pieces are glazed to ensure that they are food safe. In developing these glazes Karen Dawn Curtis has discovered a rich palette of colours which are reminiscent of the South West itself. It is her hope that this work is art which will be touched, used and treasured.
6. Charlotte Manser Ceramics
Minimum order: £200
The ability to craft an object from the materials found beneath our feet is what drives Charlotte Manser’s passion to create.
Based just outside The Cotswolds, she explores the use of clay by throwing functional pieces for everyday use and hand building organic sculptures
Hand thrown pieces include; soap dishes, plates, bowls, mugs, and beakers. Her pieces are colourful with unique glazes.
Large scale organic sculptures are informed by objects collected from the shore; objects altered and changed through their journey across the sea. Through balance, texture and a blend of glazes, these sculptures encourage discussion and draw the viewer into an extra-terrestrial world.
Charlotte graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University with a first class degree in Ceramics in 2017. She was a Graduate Ceramic Intern for two years following her degree, where I taught ceramics at a school in Somerset. Her business is now in its third year.