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Made To Order

Currently I operate on a made to order basis. Each piece is hand-made on the pottery wheel, kiln fired twice and shipped by me. Right now turn around times are 1 - 2 weeks.

Working with a made to order approach allows to me experiment and have a large range available for you. I treat the production of each piece as a work of art and it gets my full attention and care in its creation.

Ceramic Care Instructions

Each piece is made with exceptional love and care. The glazes I use are food-safe and pieces can be safely placed in the dishwasher and microwave.

 🌿 Your Hand-Crafted Coffee Companion made in Queenstown, New Zealand 🌿

Elevate your coffee game with a wheel thrown stoneware keep cup —each one handcrafted and high-fired. Each week I produce a small selection of cups for the online store and when they sell out that's it.

🐚 Limited Time Bonus With Every Cup 🐚

  • FREE Spare Lid, Always good to have a second!

  • FREE Ceramic Mystery Gift: A handcrafted secrete addition to every order – made by me. 

🌳 Every Cup Plants A Tree 🌳

Your purchase is a win-win. Not only do you receive a one-of-a-kind cup, but you also contribute to our planet's health by planting a tree and offsetting carbon emissions.

Choose Your Perfect Size:

  • Small 6oz: Compact but mighty, standing 6-7cm tall. Ideal for espresso lovers.

  • Large 8oz: Our most popular size, at 9- 10cm tall, perfect for your daily latte or cappuccino.

  • Jumbo 12oz: For the caffeine warriors among us, standing tall at 12-13cm and holding a generous 350ml.

👇 You Should Know👇

  • The keep cups are Dishwasher & Microwave Safe, a bonus when it comes to hand-crafted ceramics.

  • The keep cups fit in almost all Car Cup Holders. Lots of people love this about the cups.

  • Handmade in Gibbston Valley, Queenstown. Adding that unique Kiwi touch to your daily brew.

  • Feel good knowing you're keeping the planet green and avoiding single use takeaway cups.

      Based on 89 reviews
      Sam Mayell Ceramics
      Robert Katz

      Lovely ceramics, beautifully crafted and great service from Sam

      Love my subscription!

      I love my mug mystery club subscription! I forgot the second one was coming and was so pleased when it arrived. Gorgeous mugs and I was lucky enough to receive a keep cup too! Everything is such high quality and I love having my morning coffee in them!

      I love Sams products! Handmade perfection!

      A couple of years ago I took a pottery class with Sam and he got me hooked on handmade pottery. I signed up for the Mug Mystery Club a few weeks ago. I can't wait until it's time for a new Mystery Delivery. I love every product I've received so far and am using the mugs on a daily basis. The quality is amazing. I love that it's dishwasher-safe, too. Highly recommend.

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      Kelsey Fox-Hewson
      Lovely monthly surprise.

      I have been trying to curate a collection of beautiful ceramic mugs, yet I always select the same look. Finding the monthly mystery mug subscription was wonderful. So far I have received two and been so impressed, they are beautiful. The little goodies are a wonderful bonus too.

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      Linda Huggins
      Guilt relieving purchase!

      On my quest to step lightly on earth what could be better than using one of these beautiful Sam Mayell keep cups?!

      Amazing ❤️

      This is the second cup I have purchased, both as gifts. They are beautiful and I am blown away with the free gift I received. I have a few more bday and Xmas gifts to buy and will definitely be coming back here for them. They are good quality and good value 🫶🏼

      Would recommend

      I brought this for my friend as a birthday gift so I haven’t used it personally but it’s beautiful. I brought it for her morning walk on the beach with a coffee because the cup has beautiful colours similar to the beach. I can’t wait to give it to her. The quality also looks very good and I believe would be nice to drink out of as a regular cup as well as takeaway

      Finally found the one

      Ive been looking for a ceramic keep cup that looks hand crafted for a long time and finally found it. My husband and I love them. They have been used everyday since purchased. The spare lids a very handy thank you and the extra gifts you put in our package are so beautiful, thank you for them. I now know where I will be Christmas shopping :)

      Highly recommend

      I purchased two of the keep cups recently for myself and my partner and we love them. Handy having the extra lid as well. Received additional gift which was a wonderful surprise. Thank you. Definitely our favourite cups

      Quality !!

      A really nice piece of pottery. The keep cup is unique and vibrant. Amazing that it comes with a spare lid and the free gift was just the cherry on top! Beyond happy. Thanks heaps - will certainly be back.

      Keep cup + free gift

      Sam's work is beautifully crafted. I love my new keep cup and the thoughtful touches like an extra lid. The free tumbler I also received is my new favourite vessel - such a lovely surprise!

      Sam Mayell Ceramics
      Alexandra R
      Keep Cup

      Ordered the regular keep cup - love it, silicon lid sits on really well. Also got a free gift as a promo which was one of sams happt mugs. Love it, will probably buy more of them. Highly recommend Sams product. All made with great quality

      Sam Mayell Ceramics
      Alicia Elder
      Mystery box + mug subscription

      Just love all the pieces that got sent to me :) I bought them as gifts to give to friends and they have loved them. (though there are a few I might hang on to myself) Thanks so much, I'm sure I'll be back!

      Oil Pourer

      Absolutely Perfect. Love the oil Pourer, quality is amazing. Also got a lil extra gift. Can not wait to make another purchase.

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      Sarah Chernishov

      Such amazing little pieces of art. I just love every little piece thank you! They’re just beautiful and I’ll definitely be back.

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      Karen Stevenson
      Gloriously special

      Wow. I was thrilled to have an opportunity to purchase beautiful bespoke crafted ceramic pieces from an artist who creates each piece with love. Every one of the 7pieces that arrived at my doorstep was wonderful. Some I will keep as a gift to me. Some I will gift with love. Thank you Sam for an awesome opportunity to support your business.

      Sam Mayell Ceramics
      Debra Taylor
      The perfect butter dish!

      I have tried many butter dishes and I've finally found the perfect round butter dish!
      The butter fits in well and doesn't go all around the side.
      It is the perfect size and weight, easy to lift the lid off and the muted colours and great design make it the best dish yet.
      Highly recommended.

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      Annabelle Powell Thomas

      I ordered the big mystery box and what superb items I found inside. The smalll vases are delicate but strong. The cups are fab to drink out of and just feel very comfortable on the hand.. the oil dispenser has been nicked by my other half so has been put to use in the kitchen. And the wax defuses is just waiting for candle. Really loved the content and would highly recommend

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      Tiare Wylie

      Ordered a keep cup from Sam with the expected delivery to be up to 2 weeks, took abit longer. Sam sent my package with a little extra in it, apologising for late delivery! That little extra being a mini vase! I'm stunned and am super grateful!!! Such good service and so generous 💕 Will be ordering from here again.

      My friend absolutely adores the keep cup I bought her 😍

      Sam Mayell Ceramics
      Natasha Christensen
      Awesome Personalised Everyday Mugs! Love them!

      I brought 2 Personalised Everyday Mugs for my new small business Slow Woven Textile Studio, with my business name on them. I love them so much - they are beautifully made, look gorgeous and once I get my socials set up they will be sure to feature in many an instagram post as I use them daily in the studio. Sam also sent a complimentary gorgeous wee vase (and wrote a lovely personalised note apologising that my delivery had taken a little longer than usual due to the kiln breaking down - I hadn't even noticed). Great customer service and beautiful ceramics - thanks Sam!

      Stunning surprise!

      I got a 5 piece mystery box and was so blown away by the pieces! Such a fun way to shop, gorgeous selection which all go together. Thank you so very much!

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      Shona Asplin
      Mystery Box

      This Mystery box is the perfect gift for my daughter, such a great variety of handpicked pieces, all wrapped so carefully with a lovely handwritten note
      I know she will love it.

      Absolutely gorgeous

      For The Keep Cup Black Waterfall, the real thing I got looks even better that the image, the cup wall is pretty thick, feels weight in hand and pretty solid, absolutely beautiful!

      Mystery bundle

      Fabulous idea, and lovely products received, thank you.

      "Mystery" box 📦

      What better gift than the Mystery box 📦 to myself. Just loved opening my parcel. A handwritten note from the Artist (a great start), then the beautifully handcrafted pottery itself. Loved the selection Sam put together ❤️. The pottery is well executed and beautiful to hold, a lovely finish. Really thrilled with my gift to me.

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      I'm looking to have retail available again towards the end of 2023. Stay tuned.

      HI I'm SAM

      Throw-back to the old garage studio and the one and only self portrait I could find. I'm the one making cups.

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