Handmade stoneware pottery and turned wood items

| Flagstaff, Arizona

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Announcement    Welcome to our shop! Everything is handmade by us - Phyllis creates the pottery, Odie creates the hand turned wood items, and Willow offers design advice when she isn't asleep. Working together to create functional items you will enjoy for years to come.


Last updated on Feb 12, 2021

Welcome to our shop! Everything is handmade by us - Phyllis creates the pottery, Odie creates the hand turned wood items, and Willow offers design advice when she isn't asleep. Working together to create functional items you will enjoy for years to come.


Phyllis and Odie

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Phyllis and Odie


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About montezumamudd

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On Etsy since 2007

Montezuma Mudd Pottery and Splinters

Phyllis of MONTEZUMA MUDD POTTERY - I was first introduced to clay in January 2000 while living in Bolivia. I enrolled in a ceramics class as a way to hone my Spanish language skills, but came away with much more than a better understanding of the language - I came away with a love for ceramics and all things clay. Upon my return to the United States, I purchased a pottery wheel, kiln, and a few tools. I spent much of the next two years at the wheel learning to create a variety of forms, large and small. I sold my first piece a few years later and was encouraged to open a shop and sell my wares online - the beginning of Montezuma Mudd Pottery.

I am captivated by the versatility of clay - the endless possibilities. A simple ball of clay can become something so very different and unique depending on the artist and the moment. I like clean, simple lines and forms. I like functional pieces that feel comfortable enough to use everyday, like a favorite pair of sneakers or a worn-out pair of blue jeans. I like my coffee mug to fit my hand perfectly, as though it were a part of me. Clay . . . what's not to love!

Odie of SPLINTERS - Wood fascinates me. I have worked with wood for years, but always as a carpenter in orderly fashion using milled lumber to build structures or create furniture; straight lines, right angles, following plans. About four years ago, I was intrigued to try wood turning. I bought an inexpensive wood lathe, a set of totally inadequate turning tools, and taught myself wood turning using branches and logs from our property. I was captivated! Each piece of wood is unique - a record in color and texture of the unique life of a tree. In many pieces, the real beauty lies in the flaws and imperfections. Although I may begin turning with a particular form in mind, often the wood speaks to the cutting tools and suggests something different. I continue to experiment with different woods that I gather myself or receive from friends. I especially enjoy taking a piece of wood all the way from tree to finished product. Among my favorite woods are Gambel Oak and Box Elder, considered by some as nuisance trees, but with so much character in the wood. Then there is the activity of turning, at once relaxing yet demanding attention at each move. There is such reward through all the process; from gathering wood, to anticipating a project as the wood dries, to finally finishing a completed work.

Shop members

  • Phyllis

    Owner, Mudder Superior At Montezuma Mudd Pottery

  • Odie

    Owner, Creator At Splinters

  • Willow

    Designer, Best Friend

    Willow spends most of her day hanging out in the yard, but she does manage to peek her nose in the studio to offer advice and get tummy rubs.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 18, 2020
Hi, we take great care in making our products. We want to make sure your shopping experience is equally enjoyable and hassle free.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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:
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Returns must be made within 14 days of delivery. Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.

Refunds are given only in the event of items damaged during shipment.

It is our goal to provide you with a positive shopping experience and a handmade item that you love and cherish. If we fall short in this please contact us directly so we can find a solution to the problem.
We accept Paypal and Etsy Direct Checkout (which accepts all major credit cards).
Payment is due at the time of order.
Items usually ship within 3-4 business days

We ship USPS to all domestic addresses.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items are hand made by us in our Arizona studios, so each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind. All glazes used are non-toxic and lead free; all wood finishes are non-toxic. All stoneware is dishwasher, oven, and microwave oven safe unless stated otherwise.