Dunoon is a thriving family business which began manufacturing the highest quality mugs in 1974 in Dunoon, Scotland. The concept was to produce quality ranges of stoneware mugs, filling a gap in the market with user friendly, beautifully designed original mugs. In 1982 a new factory in Stone, Staffordshire, the heart of the ceramic industry was opened and under Gordon, Alan and Peter Smith's management, Dunoon developed a policy of working with numerous designers and artists to constantly update its ranges with new designs and unique mug shapes in Fine Bone China. Dunoon uses a traditional slip hand-casting method to guarantee a fine, lightweight mug. Dunoon is a piece of Scotland that greatly contributes to the Ann Marie's love for European made pottery.