This is one of my favorite styles of mug, but a surprisingly hard shape to inject any “soul” into. Everyone has (or had) dozens of mugs with a similar form as these laying around from an Ikea shopping spree, and there’s a reason- they work really well! The tapered form keeps liquids warm longer because it has less surface area exposed to the air, they fit well in cup holders, and they have great leverage between the large handle and the body. We worked really hard to make sure that OUR tapered mug feels like a Haand piece, with a slightly wonky, wavery rim and a handle that feels very strong but is surprisingly thin and undulating. I had an epiphany about this mug a few weeks ago- I was mowing my lawn and drinking my coffee out of a Tapered Mug, and when I finished, without even thinking about it, I tossed the mug onto a part of the yard I had just mowed. I realized I have probably done this dozens of times, and it has always survived. I’m not suggesting anyone test this themselves, but this bad boy can certainly take some knocks and keep right on going- a testament to the strength of our material and the skill of our craftspeople. -Mark
Dimensions & Details
Dimensions (4.25” H x 3.5” W)
Volume (10.5 oz)
Lead-free, glazed porcelain
Microwave & dishwasher safe
Handmade by a person in NC, USA
Is your dinnerware dishwasher & microwave safe?
Yes, our plates are designed for the rigors of restaurant kitchens and will be safe in your dishwasher & microwave. For cleaning we recommend using detergents that are gentle and environmentally friendly such as Seventh Generation.
How do I clean cutlery marks off the plates?
Any matte glaze can show cutlery marking over time. This is a factor of the glaze being stronger than the flatware. Any marking is only temporary and do not worry, it is not harming the glaze. To remove these marks, we recommend scrubbing with a gentle abrasive cleaner such as Bar Keeper’s friend.
Yes, our plates are also safe in your oven up to 400°F but they are not bakeware or intended for routine use in the oven. Always be careful to prevent subjecting them to thermal shock (going from extreme cold to extreme hot or visa versa). Thermal shock can break or damage porcelain pottery.
Are your products durable?
Our work is used daily in over 175 restaurants around the world. Fast paced restaurants put our plates through rigors that they’ll never experience in your home. You can use our plates just like you’re accustomed to and when taken care of and stored properly, our wares will last a lifetime (or a few!).
How do Haand plates stack?
Our plates are designed to stack in your cupboard. We do not recommend stacking plates more than 12" high.
Seconds Return Policy: All sales of seconds are final. No returns or exchanges.
Seconds Sale Shipping: We are expecting an extremely high order volume during the sale. We will be working hard to get your order shipped within 1-3 weeks of when you place your order. If you need your order shipped more quickly, we encourage you to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to accommodate the request.
A “second quality” piece (i.e right below first quality). These are pieces we produce throughout the year that have a slight flaw but are still perfectly functional. They may be slightly different in color or glossier than intended- they might also have iron spots or a thumbprint. We discount these pieces heavily, and they are a great way to start your own Haandmade home.
All Seconds are 100% lead free and still meet FDA criteria for tableware. The ingredients are selected following strict guidelines for selecting colorants and glazes with the intention of creating a safe, ethically sourced product that you can proudly and joyfully use.