Finding the perfect mug can be a chore, and once you get hold of a mug that you love, you'll be loathed to let go. While there are some factors that are very personal, there are also some that are consistent when looking for the best coffee mugs or tea mugs. You will want a mug that lasts, one that keeps your drink at the right temperature for as long as possible, and one that is the right size for you. The look and appearance of the mug is also important, and is definitely one area where personal preference is especially important. It might be all in the mind, but once you have the right mug, it can make drinks taste better and even make you feel more relaxed.
Denby mugs are an excellent choice for their strength and durability, as well as for their heat retention, and thanks to the large selection of colours and styles that are available, you can choose mugs that go with your décor, that match your dining set, or simply that you like the look of. You can also buy Denby mug sets to ensure that you enjoy a uniform appearance or you can mix and match designs to stamp your personal mark on your own personal collection.
At ECookShop, we understand the importance of getting the right mug. As such, we have mugs from some of the biggest and best-known brands in diningware, including those from Denby Pottery. We have large mugs, smaller mugs, and you may even find some discontinued Denby mugs to replace one that's become broken or damaged. Shop online and enjoy free UK delivery on all orders over £50. Alternatively, call in to see us at Dawson's Department Store, which is our department store based in Clitheroe, where you can see our full range of homeware and kitchenware items, as well as garden furniture and more.
Denby Pottery is a pottery company based in Denby. They produce durable and high quality kitchenware and dinnerware including items like full dinner sets as well as mugs. 200 years of experience means that they have perfected the art of creating desirable items that don't look out of place in any home.
Still manufactured in Denby, and still relying on locally sourced clay, the company has forged a reputation as being one of the best pottery manufacturers. They have more than 5000 glazes, including more than 200 unique glaze recipes, and every piece of pottery that comes out of the Denby factory undergoes rigorous quality testing and checking to ensure that it is of the highest possible standard. Only after this quality check do the pieces receive the Denby stamp and make it to the shelves.
In 1806, a seam of clay was found during the building of a road that was designed to link the industrial towns of Derbyshire. A local entrepreneur and designer, William Bourne, realised the exceptional qualities of this clay and he started producing salt glazed pottery from a number of small buildings in the vicinity in 1809. Thus, Denby Pottery was born.
The company initially produced bottles and jars, and they were used for items like pickles, ink, polish, medicines, and more. Joseph Bourne, son of William and the manager of the pottery business, had a strong business acumen. He patented many of the company's designs as well as their methods for glazing the pottery.
The original coating of the pottery was created by throwing standard salt on the clay when it was at its hottest. This produced a shiny, brown finish. At the beginning of the 20th Century, however, the company was forced to change its direction, away from clay jars and bottles and towards kitchenware and homeware items. The move was made because glass and glazing techniques had become cheaper; pricing effectively meant that it was no longer profitable to manufacture functional items in this way.
The Utility Brown glaze made a return during the 2nd World War, as coloured glazes were no longer permitted and the company struggled to get the materials they required to make some of the more ambitious colours. The bottles and jars once again became popular, this time with members of the armed forces, who used the products to store their rations and other items.
More recently, the company has enjoyed considerable investment. They now produce an extensive selection of kitchenware and homeware ranges. They have some of the most popular pottery ranges on the market, in fact, with designs like the Denby Halo range and the Denby Monsoon Cosmic line. The range of colours and styles is one of the reasons that Denby has become such a big name in stoneware.
To this day, Denby uses the same locally sourced clay in the production of all its products. They also rely on the same glazing techniques that have been passed down from one generation to the next, although they have tweaked and continued to improve on them during this time.
Whether you're buying Denby Halo mugs or any other Danby mug, you will benefit from the use of clay. Clay mugs retain their heat without transmitting it to the outside of the mug. This means that your cup of coffee or tea will stay hotter for longer, but you won't burn your fingers on the outside of your favourite cup. The glazed finish is easy to clean, which also means that they are a safe and healthy option, and the glazes are made using non-toxic substances.
Size matters when it comes to choosing the right mug, but there is no individual choice of size that is right for everyone. Some people like a large mug of coffee because of the volume, while others prefer a lesser volume of liquid. People with large hands are happy when they find large mugs that sits more conveniently in their hand, while people with smaller hands may prefer a smaller size so that they don't always have to use the handle. Denby mugs come in different sizes, as well as different styles, which means that you can choose a mug according to your preferences.
The look of the mug is also an important consideration. From Denby Hal mugs to Cosmic, you will always enjoy a well finished glaze on your Denby mug. This wide range of styles also means that you choose a colour palette or a design style that matches your preferences, that matches your dining set, or that you think will make the perfect gift for a loved one. The different designs also have different dimensions and may differ in appearance in other ways too. Some are straight and cylindrical in their design; others are conical; others have a more bulbous lower section.
The ECookShop Denby Mugs Sale
Denby is one of the best-known names in British Pottery and with more than 200 years' history, they have the heritage to back up their reputation. Having once produced bottles and jars, they have moved on to create dinner sets and kitchenware, homeware, and mugs.
The mugs retain heat in the drink, but prevent that heat from transmitting to hands and surfaces. The range of designs means that you can buy Denby mugs for the table, for your favourite morning hot beverage, or even as a great gift idea for somebody close to you.
Getting the right mug is a challenge, and it really can improve the taste of the tea or coffee that is inside. Buy a Denby mug set, benefit from competitive prices, or buy mugs individually to create your own unique style of mug set.
ECookShop is the official kitchenware website of Dawson's Department Store. We have a large selection of homeware and kitchenware items, including mugs from a host of manufacturers and suppliers. Visit us in store to see our full range of homeware items, call us if you have any questions or queries about the items we sell, or buy through our secure online ordering system. We will carefully package every mug you buy so that they arrive in perfect condition and if you place an order over £50 then we will even deliver the mugs completely free of charge to your home.