Glaze Colors

Holy smokes, what a rainbow. Choose from simple single colors to edgy two-tone combinations. All our glazes are formulated in-house – craft style, I suppose you’d call it – so they’re unique to Grey Fox Pottery’s handmade mugs. Whether you need a soft peach coffee mug for your coffee shop, a strong matte beer stein black for your brewpub, or a fun periwinkle goblet for your renaissance festival, we have a color that’s perfect for you. The glazes on this page are shown on our Slimline mug style for example only. Our glazes are available on all of our mug styles, they are lead-free and food safe.

 

A note about medallions and glazes

Hand made pottery is sometimes a little like a favorite recipe – it turns out different every time. The way a rim glaze flows over the body and the color of the background on a medallion can vary from order to order.

Handmade glazed mugsThe logo and text of a medallion is usually black or negative area on the art and it is a recess in a clay medallion. It stands in contrast to the white or positive are on the art. The black recess is where glaze gathers and the white is the raised natural buff color of the clay. The black areas need to be colored in before mugs are dipped in glaze so the fine detail will show. This is usually done with black, blue, brown or another dark slip. When the mug is glazed some of it covers the background color and the result is a beautiful mottling or marbling.

The Bistro mug (top) shown here has what we call black fill in the medallion and is glazed in gold. The Vanessa mug (bottom) has blue fill in the medallion and is glazed pink. Both are like that old recipe that’s a little different every time, beautiful and unique.

Sometimes when a medallion has a lot of black area, filling the background becomes a challenge. This is why we like to reduce the amount of negative space in an art layout. A nice balance of black and white is ideal.

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Personalized Coffee Mug

PERIWINKLE

Personalized Coffee Mug

PERIWINKLE

with White

Personalized Coffee Mug

PERIWINKLE

with Gold

coffee-pansy

PANSY

coffee-pansy-green

PANSY

with Green

pansy-red

PANSY

with Red

coffee-blue

BLUE

coffee-blue-white

BLUE

with White

pottery mug blue

BLUE

with Mango

coffee-midnight-blue-turquoise

BLUE

with Turquoise

coffee-midnight-blue-gold

BLUE

with Gold

midnight-blue-red

BLUE

with Red

coffee-denim

DENIM

coffee-denim-white

DENIM

with White

coffee-cornflower

CORNFLOWER

coffee-cornflower-white

CORNFLOWER

with White

handcrafted custom mugs

LIGHT TEAL

handcrafted custom mugs

LIGHT TEAL

with White

coffee-teal

TEAL

coffee-teal-white

TEAL

with White

coffee-teal-rust

TEAL

with Rust

green coffee mugs

EMERALD GREEN

coffee-hunter-green

GREEN

coffee-hunter-green-white

GREEN

with White

coffee-dark-green-turquoise

GREEN

with Turquoise

handmade beer mugs

SATIN GREEN

custom handmade mug

AVOCADO

coffee-avocado-white

AVOCADO

with White

Craft Bakery Coffee Mug

LIME

Craft Bakery Coffee Mug

LIME

with White

coffee-buttercream

BUTTERCREAM

coffee-buttercream-white

BUTTERCREAM

with White

Handmade Promotional Coffee Mug

BUTTERCREAM

with Turquoise

coffee-gold

GOLD

Craft Bakery Coffee Mug

GOLD

with White

orange coffee mug

MANDARIN

orange custom coffee mug

MANDARIN

with White

orange logo mug

MANDARIN

with Buttercream

Custom Resort Coffee Mug

CAYENNE

Handmade Promotional Coffee Mug

CAYENNE

with White

coffee-salmon

SALMON

coffee-salmon-white

SALMON

with White

pink coffee mug

PINK

pink coffee mug

PINK

with White

handmade coffee mug

SATIN PAPRIKA

bright-red

BRIGHT RED

bright-red-white

BRIGHT RED

with White

bright-red-turquoise

BRIGHT RED

with Turquoise

custom coffee mugs

BRIGHT RED

with Rust

coffee-wine

WINE

coffee-wine-white

WINE

with White

wine-turquoise

WINE

with Turquoise

coffee-chestnut

CHESTNUT

coffee-chestnut-white

CHESTNUT

with White

coffee-chestnut-green

CHESTNUT

with Green

coffee-brown

BROWN

coffee-brown-white

BROWN

with White

two tone glazed pottery mug

BROWN

with Green

satin-brown-mango

SATIN BROWN

with Mango

custom resort mugs

SATIN BROWN

with Gold

coffee-mossy-brown

MOSSY BROWN

Custom Artisan Coffee Mug

SAND

Custom Artisan Coffee Mug

SAND

with White

coffee-white

WHITE

coffee-white-blue

WHITE

with Blue

handmade coffee cup

WHITE

with Cornflower

handmade coffee mugs

WHITE

with Turquoise

coffee-grey

GREY

coffee-grey-blue

GREY

with Blue

Personalized Coffee Mug

SAGE-GREY

Personalized Coffee Mug

SAGE-GREY

with White

Personalized Coffee Mug

SAGE-GREY

with Turquoise

coffee-black

BLACK

coffee-black-white

BLACK

with White

coffee-black-turquoise

BLACK

with Turquoise

coffee-black-green

BLACK

with Green

coffee-black-red

BLACK

with Red

coffee-black-gold

BLACK

with Gold

coffee-black-blue

BLACK

with Blue

coffee-matte-black

SATIN BLACK

coffee-matte-black-white

SATIN BLACK

with White

coffee-matte-black-red

SATIN BLACK

with Red

matte-black-gold

SATIN BLACK

with Gold

custom beer steins

SATIN BLACK

with Rust