Protect the Elephants Mug

JoAnn Stratakos' mug supports a huge cause: the protection of endangered elephants.
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JoAnn Stratakos

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JoAnn Stratakos

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A Cause Bigger Than All of Us

Potter and elephant lover JoAnn Stratakos created this custom mug just for us—and to help give Tanzanian elephants a fighting chance. Driven by the infamous ivory trade, poaching is a constant threat to them. Invite this elephant to join you for coffee and you'll help fight this senseless killing.

JoAnn throws each stoneware mug on her wheel, then hand carves the contours of an elephant, complete with fan-like ear that playfully protrudes from the piece. Glazed in gray and grassland green, it's a wild design that will elevate your soothing brew in more ways than one: For every mug sold, we'll donate $5 to the PAMS Foundation, which helps protect wilderness habitats for Tanzania's amazing animals. PAMS has helped protect tens of thousands of elephants from poachers. JoAnn dedicates her design to the late Wayne Lotter, PAMS' founding member who worked tirelessly to stop poaching and disrupt the flow of illegal ivory.

Handmade by JoAnn Stratakos and company in Effort, Pennsylvania.

We spoke with JoAnn and Krissie Clark of the PAMS Foundation about conservation, craft, and Wayne Lotter's legacy. Find out more on our blog.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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JoAnn Stratakos

created by

JoAnn Stratakos

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Pennsylvania

"As an artist," says JoAnn Stratakos, "I tend to make things I like, things I’d like to have around me." To that personal direction, she adds years of experience that inform each piece of pottery she makes in her Pocono Mountain studio. Each piece is hand-dipped in glazes that JoAnn has formulated, giving them subtle variations and unique character. The color and shapes are designed to compliment, not compete, with your decor and cuisine.

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
stoneware
Measurements
3.75" diameter x 4.5" H (5.5" L with handle); 16 fl. oz. capacity
Ingredients
Care
Microwave and dishwasher safe
Item ID
47248

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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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UncommonGoodsProtect the Elephants Mug
 
5.0

(based on 20 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large capacity / good size (17)
  • Stylish (17)
  • Durable (10)
  • Dishwasher safe (8)
  • Microwave safe (6)

Cons

  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Breakfast (15)
  • Home (13)
  • Office (10)
  • Gifts (9)
  • Dining (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (9), Stylish (7)

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5.0

A perfect git

By 

from Aiken, SC

About Me Frequent Entertainer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Large Capacity / Good Size

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Breakfast

    Comments about UncommonGoods Protect the Elephants Mug:

    Can't keep this on the shelf...everyone wants to drink their coffee from it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Super cute mug

    By 

    from San Mateo, CA

    About Me Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Dishwasher Safe
    • Large Capacity / Good Size
    • Microwave Safe
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Breakfast
      • Gifts
      • Home
      • Office

      Comments about UncommonGoods Protect the Elephants Mug:

      I've been eyeing this mug for a while and finally decided to treat myself :) It is really cute and well made and I love that $5 went to PAMS! I can tell that each mug is hand made - my elephant has an added eyebrow making him extra unique.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect, unique gift!

      By 

      from Trumbull, CT

      About Me Bargain Hunter

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Dishwasher Safe
      • Durable
      • Large Capacity / Good Size
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods Protect the Elephants Mug:

          I was very happy to find a unique gift such as this with a story behind it.

           
          5.0

          Unusual, special and well crafted.

          By 

          from Georgia

          About Me Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Large Capacity / Good Size
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Office

            Comments about UncommonGoods Protect the Elephants Mug:

            My son will have this mug in his High School classroom. He has a collection of unusual mugs.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            LOVE this mug!

            By 

            from Philadelphia, PA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Artwork is impeccable
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Protect the Elephants Mug:

                Got this mug for my mom because she loves elephants. It looks just like the picture online, we are very happy with it.

                 
                5.0

                Wonderful

                By 

                from los angeles

                About Me Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dishwasher Safe
                • Durable
                • Large Capacity / Good Size
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Breakfast
                  • Dining
                  • Gifts
                  • Home

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Protect the Elephants Mug:

                  I have tea in this mug every day. Its perfect.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great care taken in creating product

                  By 

                  from Atlanta GA

                  About Me Stylish

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Large Capacity / Good Size
                  • Microwave Safe
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts
                    • Home
                    • Office

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Protect the Elephants Mug:

                    Overall I am very pleased with this product. It is so darn cute and anyone that knows me knows that it's perfect for me. Elephant lover.

                     
                    5.0

                    Beautiful high quality product

                    By 

                    from Stratford, CT

                    About Me Practical

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Large Capacity / Good Size
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                    • Not Dishwasher Safe

                    Best Uses

                    • Breakfast
                    • Office

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Protect the Elephants Mug:

                    Given as a gift, and she loved it. It was beautifully crafted

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Prompt delivery

                     
                    5.0

                    A purposeful coffee mug

                    By 

                    from San Diego

                    About Me Practical

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Large Capacity / Good Size
                    • Made in USA
                    • Meaningful
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                    • Fragile

                    Best Uses

                    • Breakfast
                    • Coffee and tea
                    • Dining
                    • Gifts
                    • Home
                    • Office

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Protect the Elephants Mug:

                    Perfect Birthday gift for sister, who loves coffee mug and animal, symbiotic relationship with the animal.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Well packaged, delivery on time with advanced notice

                     
                    5.0

                    Unique coffee mug for elephant admirers

                    By 

                    from Rochester NY

                    About Me Practical

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Dishwasher Safe
                    • Durable
                    • Large Capacity / Good Size
                    • Microwave Safe
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Breakfast
                      • Gifts
                      • Home

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Protect the Elephants Mug:

                      This is currently shelved in a showcase with other collectibles

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Delivery was prompt, packaging was quite adequate and rather attractive

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