How about some beautiful handcrafted pottery for yourself or for your pets? Perhaps you are looking for a sturdy, customized coffee mug for yourself, or a unique food dish for your cat or dog. Perhaps you have a large house rabbit who enjoys flinging (and breaking) the less sturdy, generic variety of water dish (see photo). Perhaps you are in need of just the right birthday gift for a favorite friend or relative. Black Pug Pottery has whatever it is you are looking for.
Readers of this column are well aware of the beautiful pet memorial tombs created by Black Pug Pottery for their Pet Tombs line. Black Pug Pottery owners (and retired Ohio educators) Rebecca and Sally have visited New Orleans many times and recreate the beauty and architecture of that city’s mausoleums in their classic line of Pet Tombs (or will create a custom creation to your specifications).
Black Pug Pottery also has a line of fun, high fired stoneware (Pet Lover Mugs & Stuff) which includes mugs, food dishes (for both people and pets), water bowls, treat jars and more. These little works of art are beautiful, practical and sturdy (although they are made of ceramic stoneware and will break if dropped (or thrown. See photo). The food/water dishes are heavier than the cheap, generic ones, however, and are going to be more of a challenge for large house rabbits to pick up (with their teeth) and throw.
Items in the Pet Lover Mugs & Stuff line are dishwasher- and microwave-safe (no guarantees against tantrums by large rabbits, however) and can be custom created as you wish. You can see some of the variety of items, colors and styles available on the Black Pug Pottery website, along with more detailed information as well as contact links and information for Black Pug Pottery.
An image of most any breed or really anything at all can be placed on your mug or other item, and a few examples of clever sayings are included below, but do feel free to come up with your own ideas.
- CERTIFIED CAT/RABBIT HERDER
- EARS TO YA!
- I ONLY HAD ONE BEER IN DOG YEARS
- I HAVE A RABBIT HABIT
- IF YOU DON’T TALK TO YOUR CAT ABOUT CATNIP, WHO WILL?
- IF YOU DON’T WANT HAIR ON YOUR CLOTHES, STAY OFF MY FURNITURE
- MY DOG BITES DEMOCRATS /REPUBLICANS
- MY DOG/CAT/BUNNY/ETC. MAKES ME LAUGH; YOU… NOT SO MUCH
- PLEASE NEUTER YOUR PETS (AND WEIRD RELATIVES)
- REAL DOGS DON’T FIT IN HANDBAGS
Check out the slideshow for some examples of the art of Black Pug Pottery, and then treat yourself (or a favorite friend) to a lovely handcrafted mug or other one-of-a-kind piece of stoneware art.
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