Mug Love: Ox + Otter

For weeks, I was seeing photos of handcrafted and beautifully made coffee mugs on a friend’s Facebook page.  After seeing so many I decided to ask her where they originated.  That is how I found Shiyana with Ox + Otter!  Obviously, when I found her on Etsy, I was head over heels in LOVE with her unique crafts!

In the most carefully packaged box, I found the “Aurora Stein Mug”.





This particular mug has an ombre effect, fading from blue to almost eggplant.  My favorite parts of the mug is the wide handle and the wide surface.  The wide handle makes it easier to grip – no one really wants to spill hot coffee on them at 6:00 in the morning! The wide surface also makes it less easy to turn on its side.

The only disadvantage to this mug is that it doesn’t refill itself! (HAHA)




According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, an aurora is a “luminous phenomenon that consists of streamers or arches of light appearing in the upper atmosphere of a planet’s magnetic polar regions.”  Shiyana beautifully demonstrates those streamers/arches in this piece.  Her attention to detail is phenomenal!




Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for a friend…or even yourself?  Look no further!  Ox + Otter has more than just coffee mugs.  She crafts flower pots, jewelry holders, pitchers, and tea/soup cups.

If you would like to know more, or see more of Shiyana’s amazing creations, follow her on Instagram and shop with her on Etsy!

Leave a comment with your favorite designs!

The Uncommon Wife.


Disclaimer:  I received this product complimentary for testing purposes.

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