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Detroit Grit & Grind Mug: Made to Order

Lakeshore Blue

A Detroit-made mug that has character and purpose. Just like the person who made it and the city where it’s made. The clay is hand-thrown, shaped, glazed, fired, and finished all in Detroit for a Pingree Detroit mug collaboration with Detroit ceramicist Ricky Blanding. 

Every mug is unique and shaped by hand with a hand signature from the artist on the bottom with the Pingree logo stamped into the clay. Each mug comes with a matching Corktown Coaster.

Made to Order Production & Shipping Timeline:

These mugs are handmade to order and will be crafted and delivered in the order in which they are received. Orders typically require 5-7 weeks to make and deliver with only 100 available for this small batch winter production run. 


  • 12 ounces


  • Fern Green
  • Lakeshore Blue
  • Snowpeak White

About the Artist: Ricky Blanding is a Detroit-based artist and ceramicist, Pingree street team member, and Founder of the non-profit Scrap Soils, working to bring composting to all of Michigan. He draws inspiration from how things function, "I look deeply into the qualities of clay, glaze, and other materials to make work that documents what I've learned in this medium. I believe my purpose is to bring fresh and revolutionary ideas to this world while inspiring people to see things in a different way. I love people and our ability to pivot and grow.”  50% of the cost of this mug goes directly towards supporting this local artist. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Rany Haidar
Broken upon arrival

Waiting to see how the new one turns out!!!

A Power Mug!

Perfect! Love the color and the font used for Detroit Grit & Grind. Hearty!

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