MudPiePotteryShop

Whimsical pottery & sculpture - animal and face mugs

Montana, United States · 505 Sales

MudPiePotteryShop

Whimsical pottery & sculpture - animal and face mugs

Montana, United States 505 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(226)

Announcement   Welcome to Mud Pie Pottery, where we sell one-of-a-kind hand thrown and sculpted face mugs, animal mugs, beautiful pottery and unique art. All pieces are handmade by Montana artist Kate Bertin. Kate's work may be described as weird, whimsical or wild - but always wonderful! Custom orders are welcome. Thank you for visiting. Enjoy your visit!

Announcement
Last updated on Dec 30, 2015

Welcome to Mud Pie Pottery, where we sell one-of-a-kind hand thrown and sculpted face mugs, animal mugs, beautiful pottery and unique art. All pieces are handmade by Montana artist Kate Bertin. Kate's work may be described as weird, whimsical or wild - but always wonderful! Custom orders are welcome. Thank you for visiting. Enjoy your visit!

Kate Bertin

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Kate Bertin

Funny Face Yarn Bowl Handmade Ceramic OOAK
US$35.00
Carved Stoneware Mug with Celtic Knot
US$20.00
Pottery Wine Goblet Pair in Brown and Blue
US$25.00
Funny Face Mug Handmade Stoneware
US$25.00
Carved Green Stoneware Mug with Celtic Knot
US$20.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(226)
Masha Lazutkina

Masha Lazutkina on Jun 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Kate did a wonderful job in my custom made order! The mug turned out amazing - I get compliments on it all the time at work :) Thank you!

Sandy Zaslow

Sandy Zaslow on Feb 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A great miniature face jug! I have a collection of big face jugs and this is a perfect complement! Thank you so much.

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About

If you are a dreamer, come in!

I love art - art of ALL kinds. I have a craft room piled high with materials for different arts - tile/mosaic, beadwork, quilting, oil and acrylic paints... I have done it all.

But when I finally got a chance to work with clay - about 6 years ago now - I knew I was into something big. Clay was the first art medium I ever used that just FELT right. I don't want to say there was no learning curve - I've been learning and being challenged every single day I hit the studio. But I felt a natural connection with this raw mud that I haven't felt before. I have been a painter, a mosaic artist, a jewelry maker - but I think I am a potter to stay.

For me, clay offers the perfect combination of unlimited creative potential and a need for patience and thoughtful response. I find I must LISTEN to the clay, whether on the wheel or under my fingers while sculpting. Failure to listen usually means failure of the piece.

The cool touch of clay beneath my fingers lifts my spirit and frees my inner child - and I hope that my pieces give a glimpse of that whimsical wonder to my customers. Mud Pie Pottery isn't for everyone, but it might be fore you! Let me leave you with an invitation by Shel Silverstein:

“If you are a dreamer come in
If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
If youre a pretender com sit by my fire
For we have some flax golden tales to spin
Come in!
Come in!”

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  • Kate Bertin

    Owner, Creator

    When I was a little girl, I loved to play in the mud. Now that I am an "adult," I still love to play in the mud. There is something about clay that frees the spirit. It speaks to the child that still lives inside me. In my life, clay = play.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 30, 2014
At Mud Pie Pottery, we believe art is for everyone. We make artwork that is fun and functional, allowing people to use it every day instead of letting it gather dust on a shelf. A life without a creative spark is a life without fire - and whether you create or just love creations, we celebrate you!

Mud Pie Pottery owner Kate Bertin is a mother, teacher, pet lover and artist. She sees the whimsical in everyday life, and loves the idea of bringing a touch of whimsy into others' lives.

Kate's pottery is thrown on a Lockerbie kick wheel (she loves the feeling of throwing clay without using electricity.) The mugs are individually sculpted, and every one is unique. All glazes are lead-free and food-safe.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
We accept payment through PayPal and through Etsy Checkout. Money orders or personal checks may be accepted on request -- we understand that not everybody is comfortable with online charges - but are subject to approval depending on feedback rating. Payment that is not made within 7 days of purchase will result in cancellation of the sale.
Shipping
Shipping is generally via USPS priority mail, although cheaper (and slower) ground shipping is possible upon request. International shipping is available - ask for rate quote.
Refunds and Exchanges
We love our work - and we want you to love it too. We want you to be fully satisfied with your purchase from Mud Pie Pottery. If there is a problem, or if you are dissatisfied with your order, please contact us immediately. We will do everything we can to remedy the issue.

Orders may be returned for a full refund if returned safely within one week of shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcome! Do you have an idea for a piece of sculpted pottery or personalized clay work? Let Kate work with you.