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Mug Madness 2019

This Spring, Saltstone Ceramics will be teaming up with Justin Rothshank to bring you a hot head-to-head competition: MUG MADNESS.

In this bracket-style tournament, mugs will be matched in a single-elimination knock-out contest. Who will make the top 8? Who will be the Cinderella Story? Who will take home the championship and $500 top prize!?!?

the competition

Every day throughout March, we’ll present two mugs in a head-to-head contest. The winner of each day’s contest is decided by counting three votes:

  • One from Justin Rothshank, our Juror Extraordinaire.

  • One from Sarah Steininger Leroux of Saltstone Ceramics.

  • One from the internet: we’ll tabulate community votes online, and the most popular will count as the third vote.

The winner moves on to the next round; the loser is eliminated.

The winner of the $500 championship prize will be announced on March 31, 2019.

How to enter

Entries closed January 18, 2019 and are now being juried by Justin Rothshank. We’ll notify accepted artists before the end of January.

Our first match will be on Instagram March 1st. We can’t wait!

Any questions? Send them to us at or via our contact page.

Good luck, and may the best mug win!