Hi Owen, Yesterday I received your package. Everything arrived in excellent condition and I finally could see the \"real thing\". The mugs are absolutely great. Besides the beautiful colors and shape it's very convenient that the bottom is flat - this way they come out of the dishwasher without that remaining and most annoying water puddle sitting on top, like most of the other mugs. I immediately delivered one of the mugs to a friend who happens to be an art teacher and therefore familiar with ceramic art. He is very thrilled and also proud to be (probably) the first person in Germany who uses a mug from Mug Revolution in Bend, Oregon.