mudheartpottery's Shop Announcement

Thankyou for browsing in my shop.

I am a potter living in Weipa, a remote bauxite mining town almost at the tip of Cape York in Australia. Bauxite comes in the form of small iron red pebbles, a far cry from its end product aluminium. Kaolin, the fine pure white powder, lies beneath the bauxite layers and below the water table for most of the year.

This is an incredible environment, rich in indigenous history and full of contrasts on many levels. I walk the beach most mornings, sharing it with birds, sometimes crocodiles and the occasional dolphin, but its Nature's unfolding palette which inspires my work continually. When you purchase from Mudheartpottery, a little piece of Weipa comes along, be it in the clay body, the bauxite and kaolin decorative effects or the little found soft coral handles used to enhance the forms. I love what I do and where I live and hope the user, in touching the piece has a sense of its place of origin.

My glazes all contain the local kaolin and my favourite, shino, is used extensively as it puddles and pools in amazing landscape-like patterns. I use my hands continually, manipulating both the glaze and pot to attain these distinctive effects. Shells from 'my beach' imprint and scratch the surfaces adding to my potter's mark. I like my pots' imperfections in the making to remain, the freshness of form for all to touch.

Enjoy owning a little bit of Weipa with a Mudheartpottery pot!

More information on my work, family and place are found on my blog. Feel free to contact or visit if you have the opportunity.


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My shipping costs will be dependent on size and weight so for smaller pieces the cost may lower. Packaging is important out of Weipa, with surface mail as it travels some distance, first by barge then road, but I bubble wrap and box and have had no losses as yet. Cost-wise its considerably cheaper but small items can be sent express post within Australia at a reasonable rate.

If you would prefer to direct debit feel free to contact me.

Shipping for overseas buyers is dependent on size and weight so contact is essential to sort out costs from my remote abode!