MuddyHeart

Modern Functional Ceramics

North Carolina, United States · 2286 Sales

MuddyHeart

Modern Functional Ceramics

North Carolina, United States 2286 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(405)

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Hello!, Welcome to Muddy Heart Ceramic Studio

My name is Melissa; I am a self-taught ceramic artist living & creating in beautiful North Carolina. I love creating, and dreaming up new products in my little cottage studio behind my home. It is my magical place where all my designs come to life.

My work is minimal and simple, yet filled with style & function.

Every single piece receives my individual love and attention, and each one is unique and special on its own.

I love knowing that what makes me happy will in turn make someone else happy. It is the highlight of every day and the reason behind every piece I make.

From my muddy hands to yours, I hope you love my work ^_^

Make sure to follow me on Instagram @muddyheart #muddyheart
Xo, Meli

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 16, 2016

**My new collection will Launch on 9.22 - Subscribe to my newsletter to receive a special offer www.muddyheart.com/subscribe

Hello!, Welcome to Muddy Heart Ceramic Studio

My name is Melissa; I am a self-taught ceramic artist living & creating in beautiful North Carolina. I love creating, and dreaming up new products in my little cottage studio behind my home. It is my magical place where all my designs come to life.

My work is minimal and simple, yet filled with style & function.

Every single piece receives my individual love and attention, and each one is unique and special on its own.

I love knowing that what makes me happy will in turn make someone else happy. It is the highlight of every day and the reason behind every piece I make.

From my muddy hands to yours, I hope you love my work ^_^

Make sure to follow me on Instagram @muddyheart #muddyheart
Xo, Meli

Melissa Paxton

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5 out of 5 stars
(405)
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Daria Tatar on Aug 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely gorgeous!! The cutest, most beautiful little bowl I could've imagined. I got the rose pink color & it looks so delicate & pretty. I wish I was talented enough to craft things like this myself! So so so satisfied. Will be purchasing more in the future.

Caitlyn Marie

Caitlyn Marie on Aug 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful piece of pottery and art! Can't wait to get an airplane for it. It's definitely larger than I anticipated, but will still work in my space.

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About

▲▲▲▲ Muddy Heart ▲▲▲▲

Hello, my name is Melissa Paxton and I am the owner and ceramic artist behind MUDDY HEART ^_^. I began to fall in love with ceramics about 5 years ago, and it is a part of my everyday life. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to create for a living, it is a wonderful feeling to leave a maker's mark in this beautiful world *_^

My designs are simple yet vibrant and with a minimal-modern aesthetic to them. My intent behind each design is Beauty + Function.

I design each piece with YOU in mind!; I create objects you can use everyday which will bring beauty to your home and add joy to your life ^_^

Each piece is handcrafted in my home studio in gorgeous Cary, North Carolina. My studio is a small but inspiring space surrounded by oaks and pines and showered by beautiful sunshine.


Melissa
Owner & Ceramic Artist
Muddy ♥ Heart
Vibrantly Modern Functional Ceramics
www.muddyheart.com

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  • Melissa (AKA Meli)

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I live in beautiful NC with my incredible husband , my baby doggy...and my kiln *_^ Why Muddy Heart?; it may seem odd, but I see heart shapes everywhere! (rocks, leaves, stains, clay! you name it!). I thought of this fact and decided on the name

  • Chloe

    Studio Manager

    Chloe is my baby!, she is always supervising my work! *_^

  • Steve

    Wood Worker, Designer

    Steve is my Husband. He creates all the amazing wood pieces you'll find in my shop. I call him "Bob the Builder" ^_^

Shop policies

Last updated on December 16, 2015
WELCOME!
I want you to feel at ease in my shop and to know that your shopping experience will be a fantastic one!. If you have any questions regarding any item you have your eye on, or if you would like to inquire about a special order or custom design, please contact me ^_^

***Please note that only items indicated as IN STOCK / READY TO SHIP are the only ones I have at hand. The rest are all made to order so please pay attention to the lead times.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Etsy's direct checkout, Paypal & Etsy Gift Cards.

All purchases will be shipped once payment has cleared and the item is ready ^_^.

***Please note that only items indicated as IN STOCK / READY TO SHIP are the only ones I have at hand. The rest are all made to order so please pay attention to the lead times.
Shipping
All of my porcelain pieces are carefully packaged for a safe arrival to their destination.

The shipping rates are based on weight, package dimensions, insurance and delivery locations

***Please note that only items indicated as IN STOCK / READY TO SHIP are the only ones I have at hand. The rest are all made to order so please pay attention to the lead times ***


♥ I SHIP INTERNATIONALLY ♥
All international purchases are shipped via USPS FIRST CLASS MAIL - Please note that delivery times vary per Country.

♥ SHIPPING TIME FOR " IN-STOCK ITEMS" ♥

US orders: will ship within 3 days of payment via USPS First Class.

International orders: will ship within 3 days of payment via First Class International.

♥ SHIPPING TIME FOR " MADE TO ORDER ITEMS" ♥ -- Once you payment has posted I begin to create your piece. Please allow 2-6!weeks of production time depending on the item. The piece will be absolutely worth the wait.

♥ Grouping Orders/ Combined Shipping♥ -- I will pack multiple items together to save you shipping costs. Please email me the items you're looking to buy together so I can offer you a special shipping price at checkout ^_^
Refunds and Exchanges
In case you're not 100% happy with your purchase, I do offer returns and exchanges considered on an individual basis within 7 days of receipt on unused/undamaged items. Contact me for further details

P.S....Because of the nature of custom pieces, special orders and custom items cannot be returned or exchanged.
They can only be cancelled within 24 hours of placing the order, and the making process starts the after this time.
Additional policies and FAQs
♥ CUSTOM / PERSONALIZED? ♥ -- ABSOLUTELY! ; Feel free to email me with any questions or requests. I am happy to make custom designs and personalized pieces *_^

♥ WHOLESALE ♥ -- I welcome wholesale clients; please contact me for further details.

♥ HOW IT'S MADE ♥ -- Pottery is a labor of love, patience and delicate craftsmanship .Every single piece I make goes through a long metamorphosis...I first design my pieces either in my head or sketch them out in my handy dandy notebook....then from a slab of hard, cold porcelain clay I hand-sculpt it or shape it with molds until it is how I envisioned it...The next step is the drying stage, which takes about a week and it is so important in order to keep the shape and strength of the piece . Once dry, I sand it and afterwards it gets kiln fired first at 1800 degrees. Once bisque fired, I glaze it all by hand (**with lead-free glazes**) and the it is ready to be fired at 2200 degrees. The overall process takes about 2-3 weeks to complete, achieving beautiful and unique piece to treasure for years!.-- every one of my kitchen pieces is food safe, dishwasher safe, oven safe and microwave safe!...Of course, like any porcelain, ceramic or pottery piece, handle with care and it will remain beautiful, useful and amazing for a very loooong time ^_^

♥ SO WHY PORCELAIN? ♥ -- Porcelain is a durable and intricate material, where colors melt together, and textures come alive with unpredictable shades after being kiln fired. Every item is unique and very special!