There are certain life skills every father passes along to his son: changing a tire, tying a tie, and making freaky ceramic mugs that look like mutant orcs on meth. Running with the third thing, Josh Boock
A Minnesotan who picked up the finer points of firing clay from his old man, JB specializes in hand-thrown stoneware mugs, jugs, and the like that frequently have contorted faces and monstrous dispositions, just like that mother-in-law of yours (pause for high five). Ugly-faced mugs are all food/dishwasher safe (some are even microwave safe) and come in various one-of-a-kind styles like a deep red pig face with polished rocks for teeth, a greenish ogre type that vaguely resembles Sloth from Goonies, and a turkey head colored with a cobalt blue glaze, because he had never seen a blue turkey before, and, to be honest, he wanted to see a blue turkey. He's applied the crazy-faced steez to other forms, including a chubby-cheeked cookie jar, a buck-toothed grayish wine goblet, and a whole series of ghoulish, old-timey jugs like the ones you'd see in vintage zombie adult movies if you hypothetically collected that sort of thing and hypothetically put it in the VCR the second your girlfriend left for work
Because not everyone cares for crazy faces, he also uses his stoneware powers for more standard-looking mugs, goblets, and plates, which you can then pass to everyone, because it hurts sooo baddd, man, just this once!