Stoneware Mug


John Leach, eldest grandson of renowned potter Bernard Leach and son of David Leach, continues the family tradition at Muchelney Pottery on the Somerset levels. Master potters Nick Rees and Mark Melbourne work alongside John to produce the range.

Each piece is hand-thrown using local clays then wood fired in the kiln at temperatures exceeding 1300°C which creates the distinctive ‘toasted’ finish. Each mug is unique with its own identity, influenced by the firing technique. The smaller sized mug is ideal for tea and coffee while the larger sized mug makes a great tankard, holding 1 pint in volume.

  • Hand thrown stoneware
  • Made in Britain
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Small - 8.5cm x 8cm | 0.3 litre
    Large / tankard - 11.5cm x 9.5cm | 0.6 litre
  • Due to the firing technique, each piece is unique and colours may vary. We consider this to be a positive attribute adding to the character of the piece