MudnessCeramics

Handmade pottery inspired by the North of Scotland.

Durness, United Kingdom | 487 Sales

MudnessCeramics

Handmade pottery inspired by the North of Scotland.

Durness, United Kingdom 487 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(138)

Announcement   Thank you for visiting Mudness Ceramics. If you have any questions please have a look at my FAQ section or get in touch, I’m happy to help.

For multiple items, should there be an extra shipping charge, you will be refunded as soon as your order has been shipped. If you would prefer to pay the exact amount initially, please let me know which items you would like to order together and I will weigh them and create a separate listing for you.

Not all items are listed to ship internationally as with larger items, the weight once packaged can cause the shipping to vary. If you would like to order something that is not listed as being shipped to you, please get in touch for a quote.

To keep up to date with me and my work you can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and on my website mudnessceramics.com.

Thank you,
Martina :)

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Last updated on Dec 2, 2018

Thank you for visiting Mudness Ceramics. If you have any questions please have a look at my FAQ section or get in touch, I’m happy to help.

For multiple items, should there be an extra shipping charge, you will be refunded as soon as your order has been shipped. If you would prefer to pay the exact amount initially, please let me know which items you would like to order together and I will weigh them and create a separate listing for you.

Not all items are listed to ship internationally as with larger items, the weight once packaged can cause the shipping to vary. If you would like to order something that is not listed as being shipped to you, please get in touch for a quote.

To keep up to date with me and my work you can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and on my website mudnessceramics.com.

Thank you,
Martina :)

Martina MacLeod

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Martina MacLeod

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About

Originally from Austria I moved to Scotland over 20 years ago. I fell in love with the North and the landscape continues to inspire my work every day.

MY BACKGROUND

Originally from Austria, I came to Scotland in 1991 as an apprentice potter working for Lotte Glob in the Far North Pottery in Balnakeil. I previously attended the Keramikschule in Stoob and worked in pottery workshops in Austria & Greece. Inspired by the rugged landscape of the North, I started to develop my own style and opened a shop in Balnakeil Craft Village​.

MY WORK

I live and work in Balnakeil Craft Village where I have a small workshop and gallery/shop where I sell my work as well as selling it online through my Etsy store.

Throughout the years I have held various workshops in ceramics and in silk painting and continue to do so for all ages and abilities. Paint a pot is one of the most popular workshops I run and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Each year I make the Cape Wrath Challenge cups as a keepsake for runners participating in the week long event in Durness. In the past I made the mugs and truffle bowls for Cocoa Mountain (a chocolatier in Balnakeil Craft Village). You can buy the truffle bowls on their website.

As well as ceramics & silk I also work with wool. I hand spin local fleeces and sometimes dye them naturally, for example, with onion skins. As well as in my own shop these can be bought in Gallery48 in Cromarty. I sell my work in a few other shops, my crochet soap dishes can be found online at nurturing-soul.com and my toothbrush holders are sold in Edinburgh at a store called HIPP. In addition to this a range of my wool bowls, teapots and mugs can be found in Drumbeg Stores.

MY ETSY STORY

I fell in love with the Highlands and have lived here for over 20 years and have had my business open for more than 10 years.

However, I only opened my Etsy store in the beginning of 2015. I had always been unsure of putting my work online, but with a lot of encouragement from my daughter I set up a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and finally an Etsy store - and I am so glad I did.

My ultimate goal is to earn a living through Etsy during quiet times in my shop here in Balnakeil Craft Village. The downside to living in such a beautifully remote area is that although the shop can be busy during the season (mainly in Summer) it is quite quiet at all other times. I also realise that unfortunately not everyone has the time to travel up to the far north, so it is nice to reach a wider audience by selling online.

2016

ELLE eten feature - at the beginning of the year one of my plates was featured in ELLE eten.

Small Business 100 - I've been chosen as one of Small Business Saturday's 100!!

The Press & Journal - 'Martina's Ceramics attracting world-wide interest'

2017

Commissioned to make small Cape Wrath Challenge cups for the runners again this year.

Featured in Etsy's campaign video for #DifferenceMakesUs

My soap dishes are now available to purchase from the Nurturing Soup website along side her wonderful soaps. http://www.nurturing-soul.com/

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Keep up to date with all of my news on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

You can read more about my background, my work and all things 'mudness' on my website - mudnessceramics.etsy.com

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  • Martina MacLeod

    Owner

    Originally from Austria, I came to Scotland in 1991 as an apprentice potter for Lotte Glob working in the Far North Pottery in Balnakeil. I now have my own pottery in Balnakeil Craft Village where I sell & display my work as well as on Etsy.

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Last updated on Apr 26, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

The majority of my tableware can be washed in the dishwasher. Individual care instructions will be on each listing.

Wholesale availability

Please get in touch with any wholesale requests. I would be happy to discuss anything with you.

Shipping Costs

If you are buying more than one item feel free to send me a message and let me know which ones as in most cases I will be able to reduce shipping costs for you. Otherwise, I will refund you after the purchase has been made.

Do your glazes contain lead?

No! :) All my glazes are completely food safe. I order the majority from Scarva Pottery Supplies.

Can you get (product) to me by (date)?

Almost always yes! I post most of my orders first thing the next morning. The standard shipping cost is 2nd class Royal Mail which aims to be delivered within 2-3 working days (including Saturdays). I offer an upgrade to First Class at checkout which aims to be delivered the next working day and if you need it extra fast then please get in touch and we can arrange guaranteed next day delivery.