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Apr

25

How to Sell Unique Coffee Mugs

By Ceramic Design



The cultivation of the coffee bean as a drink was first developed by people living in the East African mountains of Ethiopia, according to National Geographic reports. The cultural and social folkways that have arisen around drinking this hardy brew makes selling associated specialty items such as coffee mugs a feasible business enterprise in most marketplaces. While a visit to most major retailers’ kitchenware departments will reveal the specialty mug market as competitive, design uniqueness can become your competitive advantage.

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    Make or buy unique mugs. If you do not know how to make mugs, enroll in a pottery class to learn how to design and make custom mugs. Draft out a mug design and have the specifications developed by an artisan as a commission or from a manufacturer for large orders. Alternatively, develop an inventory of unique mugs from the works of artisans who make mugs and other suppliers with a wide selection of mug designs.

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    Specialty mugs are especially popular gift items during the winter holiday season.

     

    Sell at kiosks or a store front. Determine the feasibility for a specialty mug shop in your community. Remember that a retail store will require a large quantity of specialty cups inventory. While a kiosk has a much lower inventory demand, it also has a corresponding lower income potential than a retail shop.

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    Sell to retailers. Distribute coffee mugs to retail shops by offering wholesale prices for specialty mug inventory. The reduction in unit price for distributor-wholesalers is typically recovered by the gain in the quantity of an order.

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    Valentine’s Day offers an opportunity to sell associated specialty mugs.

     

    Sell on-line. Develop the new business enterprise and launch a website to sell directly to the public on-line. Set up on-line shopping carts for each retail item for credit and debit card purchases. Unique coffee mugs can also be sold at on-line auctions or through “buy it now” features of on-line retailers like eBay.com.

Apr

25

Gift Mugs

By Ceramic Design



Custom mugs are a great gift to give for any occasion. Paint is an inexpensive way to personalize a plain, ceramic coffee mug that can be picked up at any discount store. Instead of going to an expensive paint-a-pot store, follow these instructions to make a great mug at home. Mugs also make an excellent rainy day project for kids.

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    Select your paints. Make sure the product is nontoxic and microwave/dishwasher safe. Enamel paint and ceramic paints are generally your best bet. Porcelain paint pens are water-based and allow you to draw right on the mug with little mess and cleanup.

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    Clean the outside of your mug with a cotton ball saturated in rubbing alcohol and allow to dry.

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    Sketch out your desired design on paper before you start painting.

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    Hold your stencil on the mug and gently dab paint inside lines. Allow to dry and apply a second coat. Continue this process until desired look is achieved. Sponges, rubber or foam stamps can also be used to create patterns on your mug. A coat of nontoxic, clear sealer will make your design shine.

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    Allow paint to dry overnight. Place the mug in a room temperature oven and turn it on to the degree indicated on the paint package, as many ceramic materials cannot withstand sudden changes in temperature, according to Dickblick.com.

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    Fill the mug with candy or individual cocoa or coffee packets. Cut a 10-inch circle out of wrapping paper, tulle or fabric. Place the mug in the center and tie up with a ribbon to give as a gift.

Apr

25

Customized Ceramic Mugs

By Ceramic Design



Ceramic coffee and cocoa mugs are a staple of any cupboard. Practical and fun to give as gifts, mugs can be customized in your own kitchen with materials that are easy to obtain. This project is simple enough that kids can help as well, allowing you to turn a mug customization idea into a project for the whole family. Personalize ceramic mugs for your own collection or create designs to give to others for any occasion.

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    Sketch your design on a piece of paper so that you have an idea of what you want to create on the mug. Paint the design on regular paper and hold it up to the mug to get the sizing right; this way, when you paint on the mug, it will not be the first time you attempted to create the design.

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    Spread newspaper down on the surface where you will be working.

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    Clean the ceramic mug with soap and water. Plain mugs can be purchased at regular kitchenware stores, craft stores or from ceramic and pottery suppliers.

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    Use a natural bristle paintbrush to recreate your design on the mug with enamel paint. If you find it difficult to paint an intricate design on the curved surface while the mug is standing up, turn it on its side and brace it by placing it between two books or other heavy objects so it does not roll. Allow the design to dry on one side before turning the mug over.

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    Paint with brush strokes made in the same direction for the cleanest look. To paint small or elaborate details, use a fine-tipped paintbrush. To paint solid colors or the background of the mug, use a larger brush. Fewer strokes will create a smoother finish. Wipe any excess paint off of the brush each time you dip it in the paint to avoid lumps.

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    Apply several layers of paint to create deep colors.

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    Allow the paint to dry in-between coats for the length of time recommended by the paint’s manufacturer.

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    Follow the instructions on the bottles of paint to bake the paint onto the mug with the oven. Most paints will require only a short time baking at a low temperature.

Apr

25

Paint Ceramic Mugs

By Ceramic Design



While you can usually find painted ceramic mugs in most boutique gift shops, creating your own allows you to customize the mug with your own designs. You can add names, favorite sports teams’ emblems and even inside jokes. With undecorated mugs selling for mere dollars at discount shops, painted ceramic mugs also make a perfect and inexpensive party favor. The only limit when decorating ceramic mugs is your own creativity and the dimensions of the mug.

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    Clean the mug’s surface with rubbing alcohol and your lint-free towel. Most paints will encourage you to start with a clean surface and rubbing alcohol will remove any grease or other unwanted substances from the mug without leaving a soapy film behind.

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    Choose a design you know will fit comfortably on your mug. As well as size, consider color harmony. For instance, hot pink will probably not complement a hunter green mug.

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    Paint your design onto the mug’s surface using your craft paintbrush. Allow layers to dry before applying more colors. Clean your brush between colors to ensure you don’t accidentally mix shades and blend.

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    Place your finished mug in a cool oven and set the oven to 300 degrees. Do not warm the oven before placing your mug inside. Doing so can cause the glass to heat up too quickly, which can cause the mug to crack or shatter.

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    Allow the mug to bake for 30 minutes.

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    Turn the oven off after the mug has baked for 30 minutes. Allow the mug to cool down with the oven, as taking it out can cause it to cool too quickly.

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    Remove the mug from the oven and enjoy.

Jan

2

Ceramic Cup

By Ceramic Design



Drinkware Type: Mugs Material: Ceramic Ceramic Type: Clay
Certification: CE / EU Feature: Eco-Friendly Place of Origin: Jiangxi China (Mainland) Model Number: RYH140 Color: blue and white
Packaging & Delivery
Packaging Detail: 10pcs into a box or carton. all packing must be carefully
Delivery Detail: 15-45days

Specifications
Ceramic cup
High quality and reasonable price
With chinese characteristics
Small order accepted

Chinese Ceramic cup painted blue lotus inside. 100%hand made. Eco-friendly products.

Item no:RYH140
Dimensions: 3centimeters high * 7centimeters diameter
Condition: very good to excellent used-no chips or cracks.

Package: 10pcs into a box or carton. all packing must be carefully

Delivery time: 15-45days
FOB Shanghai

Apr

15

Royal Flag Mug

By Ceramic Design



Product Name: Royal Flag Mug

Royal Flag Mug for the Wedding of William and Kate Design No.3131

May

11

porcelain 4pcs kids set

By Ceramic Design



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Composition of porcelain 4pcs kids set :
Egg cup:5*6.7*4.7
Bowl:12.5*6.4*6
plate:19*12
Mug:9*10*5.5

Packing: COLOR BOX
Unit Price/Payment: FOB SHENZHEN
Origin: made in china
Min. Order: 2000 SETS
Transportation: BY SEA
Usage: Daily Use
Material: Porcelain
Export Markets: North America, South America, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, Oceania, Mid East, Eastern Asia, Western Europe

May

11

Porcelain Kids Item

By Ceramic Design



 Porcelain Kids Item

PORCELAIN KIDS ITEM
COMPOSITION:
Mug: 1PCS
Bowl: 1PCS
Saucer: 1PCS
Egg cup: 1PCS

Packing: color box with window
Model NO.: kids items -3
Unit Price/Payment: FOB SHENZHEN
Origin: MADE IN CHINA
Min. Order: 2000sets
Transportation: ocean shipping
Disposable: No
Pieces: 4pcs
Material: Ceramic & Porcelain
Export Markets: North America, South America, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, Oceania, Mid East, Eastern Asia, Western Europe

Apr

29

Ceramic porcelain products

By Ceramic Design



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Ceramic porcelain products:Ceramic flower pot, Ceramic planter, ceramic figurine, porcelain mug, porcelain insulator, ceramic figurine, and industrial ceramic.
Model No:Sc-10017
Material:Ceramic
Sample available.

Packing: Carton or pallet
Model NO.: SC-10017
Trademark: A-oneone
Origin: China
Transportation: By Sea
Export Markets: North America, Southeast Asia, Eastern Asia, Western Europe

Aug

29

Slab-Built Mug

By Ceramic Design



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This slab-built pottery mug was created by KLX250

Mug
2009
KLX250 (a Pottery forum member)

Potter’s Statement: [This is] from the last “Christmas” kiln firing. Info on this site has helped to eliminate pitting and crazing issues I was having. The mug is built using a pop can wrapped in paper for a slab form.

Comments by Beth: I love the patterning on the glaze. And the idea to use a paper-wrapped pop can is great! In addition to ease-of-use for making just one mug, it would be easy to make a set of matching mugs that way, too.