"They Tried to Bury Us" Mug – Stokes Croft China & PRSC Shop

"They Tried to Bury Us" Mug


UK delivery £4.40 - Free delivery on orders over £80!

Despite the vibrant colour schemes and floral themes, it’s seldom a walk in the park being part of the LGBT+ community - and this year has been particularly difficult. Across the pond in the continued ramping up of fascist-adjacent behaviour, a shocking number of states have introduced anti trans legislation and retailers have had their Pride displays targeted with bomb threats and boycotts. Closer to home we have a press that is incredibly hostile to the trans community and, after a string of pretty awful governments, our current lot - despite being criticised by a 'deeply concerned' UN - are actively trying to exclude trans people from public life. Unsurprisingly, hate crime is through the roof and all in all it’s a genuinely scary time to step outside as a visibly queer or gender non-conforming person.

In the face of the doom and gloom, Pride month is more important than ever to the community and this year we’re celebrating with a new mug and matching print. The design is a veritable cornucopia of flowers that have been important to the queer community throughout history. Sappho’s violets, Oscar Wilde’s green carnation, pansies, lilies and more bloom around a message of hope in the face of adversity – They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds! This design celebrates the courage and strength of those who have gone before, and reminds those still fighting for rights & recognition to keep digging in deep.

As well as the classic rainbow colours of Pride, this lush mug is available in the pinks & blues of the trans Pride flag. Along with china and prints, we also stock a range of LGBTQ+ books for both adults and children. Check out our full LGBTQ+ Solidarity collection »

The Artist: Chloe Slater

PRSC's Technical Manager Chloe is as comfortable wielding power tools as she is designing mugs and screenprints.

Product Specification

Material: Fine Bone China
Type: Mug

Dimensions: H 8.9cm
Weight: 300gm
Capacity: 350ml

Dishwasher Safe: It's up to you (here's why)
Microwave Safe: Yes, unless it has gold leaf or platinum lustre! (here's why)

Delivery and Returns

FREE UK delivery on all orders over £80, or FREE Click & Collect from our Stokes Croft shop.
Standard UK delivery is £4.40. We post everything second class, but if you need it faster than that we're happy to help you arrange a courier. Click here for international delivery costs »

We decorate all our chinaware by hand and fire it here on site, so orders may take up to two weeks to arrive. If you're in a hurry please call us on 0117 944 4540 to check availability.

Our goal is to ensure complete customer satisfaction. We are happy to replace your item if faulty or damaged. For more information please see our returns page.

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