Handmade Ceramics of a Whimsical Nature!

Bloomington, Indiana On Etsy since 2018

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Handmade Ceramics of a Whimsical Nature!

Bloomington, Indiana | 21 Sales


Casey Muyskens-Toth

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Casey Muyskens-Toth


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About CMTPottery

Sales 21
On Etsy since 2018

She's doing what makes her (mostly) sane...

While pursuing a degree in painting and perhaps psychology in college, I came across ceramics and never turned back. After college, ceramics took a backseat for five years. Five years was long enough so I decided to pursue what makes me feel sane: making stuff!

CMT Pottery is now two years old, and continues to run out of the garage of my ever-patient parents house. CMT Pottery provides functional ceramics of a whimsical nature. Each calm yet vibrant piece is one of a kind and can serve you in your daily life.

I use a couple different surface treatments depending how I'm feeling that day. I often attach small molds to my pots called "sprigs". These sprig molds were originally inspired by the 18th century Wedgwood Jasperware. The sprigs I have created are made from found objects ranging from elephant earrings bought at an antique store to a toy rifle rediscovered in an old Lego set. Other pieces are painted on with painterly brush strokes using underglazes or decorated with a process called "mokume" where the underlgaze is inlayed so that it is flush with the clay surface. My Striped Mugs are a good example of mokume decoration.

Every piece is taken into consideration and uniquely handmade. I use porcelain that is thrown on an electric wheel and fired in an electric kiln to 2232 degrees. It is my hope that folks can find a mixture of humor, nostalgia, and comfort in the daily use of my ceramics.

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