Organic & Glam Collide - Ceramics by Naomi Singer

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Note from shop owner Please email me at modernmud.ny [!at] to inquire about my work while my shop is temporarily on hold while I catch up on orders. If you placed an order, I am still working on getting your order out as soon as I can. Thank you.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Please email me at modernmud.ny [!at] to inquire about my work while my shop is temporarily on hold while I catch up on orders. If you placed an order, I am still working on getting your order out as soon as I can. Thank you.

Naomi Singer

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Naomi Singer


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About ModernMud

Sales 6,800
On Etsy since 2012

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I've always been interested in making things. My latest passion (read: I don't think about anything else) is CLAY.

Growing up in Brooklyn, I always dabbled in various creative pursuits on my own. I enjoyed drawing and painting, though I had no formal art education until college. I learned to play piano and experimented with the guitar. I learned how to sew, and taught myself how to knit. But I had always wanted to try my hand at pottery, specifically throwing on the wheel.

I took a ceramics class over a winter semester in college, and fell in love with it immediately. There is something about centering a lump of clay on a spinning wheel and forming it into an aesthetically pleasing and functional form that had me more than a little obsessed. But it was years before I had a chance to return to the potter’s wheel.

After college I started working in various areas of art and design. My 'real' jobs still include high school art teacher, freelance web designer, and co-owner of an art studio where I teach children and adults to paint and draw.

A few years ago, I finally joined a wheel throwing class at the Painted Pot in Brooklyn, but my jobs made it too difficult for me to continue attending the class. I decided if I wanted to continue pursuing my passion, it was time to buy a wheel and second hand kiln to call my own. I created a little ceramic area in one corner of the studio where I teach my private art classes.

This little ceramic studio inside an art studio has become my happy place. Throwing on the wheel is my meditation. No form is perfect, as they are each made with my own two hands, and the imperfections contribute to their beauty. One of the most special things about owning something handmade is the ability to sense the artist’s hand in the piece.

I hope my ceramic pieces are cherished by those who receive them and that they add an element of beauty to their new happy homes.

Shop members

  • Naomi

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi, I am Naomi. Obsessive potter. I make one of a kind pieces on my wheel in my home studio in NY. Thanks for looking...

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
I accept returns for exchange or store credit within 7 days from receipt of goods. All product must be in original condition. Shipping charges are non-refundable and buyer is responsible for return shipping. Send me a message before returning. All sales are final on items that are made to order.
Please see the shipping information on each item for lead times. You will receive notification with a tracking number when your order ships. All my items are wrapped very well to avoid damage, and all of my items are insured.

Most of my smaller items come in my signature Modern Mud box with blue ribbon. If you would like to insure that your item will be gift wrapped, just send me a message and let me know. I am happy to include a gift message as well.

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
How long will my order take to ship?

I try to organize my shop so that you can tell what I have in stock, and what is made to order by viewing the sections on the left side of the shop. In addition, each listing has a "Ready to ship in..." area where I let you know how long it will take for your order to be ready to ship. My out of stock crystal mugs, for example say 3-6 weeks, because that's how long they take me to make. Feel free to message me for a rush order or for a smaller window. I will provide one when possible.

How are your items priced?

I generally try to set prices on my more intricate pieces as fairly as possible, while still making sure to "pay myself" for my work, as recommended by Etsy. My sculptural mugs, like my crystal mugs for example, take me many many hours. I don't use molds to make mugs or elements of my mugs, and hand carve each moon, crystal, and geode one at a time. In addition, if a piece has a lot of gold, I have to price accordingly. The gold I use is genuine 22k and is very expensive.

If you are interested in coupons for my shop, please send me a message with your email, and I will gladly add you to my mailing list where I occasionally send updates and discounts.

Custom and personalized orders

If I have the time, I am always up for trying something new, and personalizing an item for you. Etsy buyers are some of the most creative people I've met, and while I won't agree to all requests due to time or material limitations, I'm always happy to consider your special custom ideas and work on them with you.

Can I use your mugs or are they just pretty to look at?

Yes! My mugs are functional sculptures and you can most definitely use them to drink from :)

Are your mugs microwaveable? Dishwasher safe?

Nothing with gold (almost all of my mugs) can be put in the microwave as I use genuine 22k gold on them. They will spark or worse! Like fine china, please hand wash your mugs to preserve the life of the gold.

I do offer a couple of designs without gold, and those are completely ok to be put in the microwave and dishwasher! This crystal mug has no gold so can safely be microwaved.