Regretfully, I broke the handle on my market mug. Although Superglue fixed it for a time, the handle separated again, leaving me bereft.
I checked Amazon, craft markets, pottery stores, specialty shops, gift shops, department stores online pottery vendors and discovered that mugs with thumb rests are like unicorns.
Fortunately, a few brilliant potters on Etsy have seen the light. My husband is now a convert and my family have been able to locate the perfect breakfast mug for him at The Black Dog in Logansport, Indiana.
Truly, after experiencing the holy grail of mugs incorporating the thumb rest, no other sort will do.