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Detroit Grit & Grind Mug

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.

Ships in 2-3 days


  • 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 3 reviews
I love my Detroit Grit & Grind mugs

I received the cream Grit and Grind mug as a birthday gift, and loved it so much, I had to buy the blue one. Both the blue and cream are beautiful colors, with the cream being a bit more of a matte finish and the true Detroit blue one having a glaze finish. I had been searching for large mugs for a long time and never found any I liked until these, which hold SO much coffee! I can easily pour two cups worth of coffee in the mugs, which is my favorite part (aside from the very cool & unique design). They’re now the only mugs I use and I can’t recommend them enough!

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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