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Need a Unique Gift? Try Personalized Ceramic Mugs!

When you consider gift giving, you may think gift cards, cash, or clothing. How about something unique and different? Are you celebrating a special occasion? Are you looking for the perfect gift for your family or friends? What about the holidays when you need something that is unique which hasn’t been given before?  That’s where personalized ceramic gift mugs come in! Emerson Creek Pottery is a perfect location to find unique items that are hand-crafted in the studio. They offer a beautiful line of ceramic mugs to choose from which can be personalized. Four mug styles are available for your favorite person’s name.

Ceramic Mugs

Pinecone Ceramic Mug

Our Ceramic Mug has a nice rounded form – perfect to cradle in your hands. Choose from several handpainted designs, including Dragonfly, Pinecone, Field of Iris, Cranberry, Blueberry, or Lavender design. Each time your friend drinks their morning coffee, they will remember you, and smile having “a cup of their own.”

Latte Mug

Field of Iris Latte Mug

Want a different style and shape than your basic coffee mug? The Latte mug holds 16 ounces. You can choose from the same designs mentioned above for this practical and fun gift item. Emerson Creek’s Latte Mug offers an ideal size mug to serve fancy coffeehouse drinks.





Teacups or Classic Mugs

Two additional mug designs include the refined Teacup for those who prefer afternoon tea. Emerson Creek’s Teacup holds 10 ounces; the Classic Mug holds 12 ounces. The Lavender design is a favorite from coast to coast!

Lavender Tea Cup

Dragonfly Classic Mug

Each of these items is handcrafted and hand painted at Emerson Creek Pottery in Bedford Virginia. You can choose one that fits your loved one’s style or special occasion and have it personalized. Choose to use your grandparent’s name, or your family’s honorary name, such as Nana or Papa. Select the design which fits their personality and hobbies. Does your Grandmother have a flower garden? The Field of Iris or Lavender may be her favorite. Does your Father love trees? Place his name beside our Pinecone design. Does your sister love to kayak in lakes and rivers? She will appreciate our Dragonfly. Is your brother a chef or have a garden? Try the Blueberry or Cranberry designs.

Personalized ceramic gift items from Emerson Creek are great ways to show you care about someone and provide a unique gift for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, or special events.

When  looking for that perfect gift, select personalized Emerson Creek Pottery Mugs. No matter who is receiving them they will appreciate the thought and design put into these handmade items. They will love knowing their new mug is safe (no lead or cadmium) and proudly Made in the USA. Visit Emerson Creek’s website to peruse all of their unique designs and place your Personalized Mug order!

5 Reasons to Choose Ceramic for Your Bakeware

Pinecones Bakeware & Kitchenware by Emerson Creek

Choosing the cookware and bakeware for your kitchen is more complicated than just going to buy a couple of pots and pans. While you may get by for a bit with that mentality, when it comes to everyday cooking you want pots, pans and cookware that can stand up to the cooking you do for your family. Daily wear and tear can make those cheaper pots and pans disappear quickly, and they can also be a danger to the ones you’re cooking for.

Choosing ceramic dishes for your kitchen and ceramic bakeware for your cooking can help you to not only protect your family from chemicals, it is also a very eco-friendly route to go. Here are five reasons that you want to consider choosing ceramic bakeware for your cooking needs.


No Harmful Chemicals

As mentioned above some coated pans and pots emit chemicals into the food that you cooked for your family. Recent research has exposed this danger and prompted the big drive to get rid of elements such as PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene)

and PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid). Using ceramic in your kitchen removes the danger of harmful elements and gives you a safer way to cook items for your family.



Go Green

Taking care of the environment around you is very important, especially for the future generations. By using ceramic bakeware in your kitchen you’re taking a step in the right direction. These eco-friendly dishes are easy to use and help you to reduce the footprint your family is leaving behind.



Emerson Creek Pie Plate & Small Casserole


These pots and pans are naturally non-stick and offer the ability to cook your favorite dishes without added oils or fat. This helps you to reduce the unhealthy oils you may have previously utilized to cook your family’s meals. Because a lot of the meat and items you may be cooking already secrete fats when they are cooking, you do not have to add more to ceramic bakeware to keep it from sticking. This is a healthier alternative all the way around!




Very Versatile

Another huge benefit to ceramic bakeware in the kitchen is the fact that it can cook virtually anything you need to. It can be used in the oven, under the broiler and even in a toaster oven setting. You can even cook items on the grill outdoors if you need to. Excessive and abrupt temperature changes can cause shock and cracking. Do not move a ceramic bakeware dish straight from the refrigerator into a hot oven or on a grill. Allow the bakeware to adjust to room temperature before placing in a hot environment.

Many Styles to Choose From

One final benefit, although not the last, is the ability to choose the styles and patterns you want. Most cookware is flat silver or sometimes basic colors. However, with ceramic bakeware the options are limitless on what you can utilize to spice up your kitchen and your cooking. You can choose a variety of colors, patterns, and styles that fit your décor. Emerson Creek Pottery is Made in the USA. Lead & Cadmium Free. Handpainted & Handmade. Since 1977.


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