Sue Cool on Jun 5, 2016
Love it, a unique and sweet addition to my wall😊
Robyn Riley on Feb 3, 2016
Jay Lynn on Dec 24, 2014
My tile arrived within days, even during the busy holiday season. It is beautifully wrapped in a gift paper envelope. The tile itself is beautiful and substantial (heavy). I hope to purchase more items from this artist.
MUD Pi creates original decorative ceramic tiles and ceramic objects.
With a bachelor degree in architecture, an interest in clay and the purchase of our first fixer upper in need of a bathroom and a kitchen renovation, I developed a strong interest in tile design and tile production. In 1993 my husband and I began the handmade Tile Company, MUD Pi. The name, MUD Pi, is word play, MUD of the Earth, Pi of the mind. Our production tile studio (mudpi.com) creates made to order contemporary arts and crafts tiles from a series of original tile lines. They are designed for residential installations, including fireplace surrounds, kitchen back-splashes and bathrooms.
In 2008 we moved from Chicago to Columbus Ohio. MUD Pi became a solo endeavor. The MUD Pi etsy shop opened in 2010. This gave me an opportunity to experiment with new imagery, glazes and techniques. I have explored stand alone tile designs and worked on creating hand-built ceramic objects. In my MUD Pi Etsy shop you will find individual tiles, mounted gift tile trivets and murals as well as ceramic objects. Many of the designs explore nature/garden themes and their symbolism.
Each tile starts with a design and is created by first building a positive and than casting a mold. The clay is rolled into a slab and pressed into the mold. The tiles are hand trimmed and hand glazed with a paintbrush from many glazes that I mix in the studio. Layering a number of glazes creates the unique glaze colors and mottled surfaces. The tiles are fired to cone 6. The amount of handwork involved creates variations and each tile is unique.
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Owner, Creator, Designer
Sole proprietor and creator of all that is MUD Pi. I have been making tiles since 1993. Over the past 7 years I have been making ceramic objects as well. All pieces are a labor of love.
Each listing is for a unique item and the image is of the actual piece available, unless noted otherwise.
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Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
The PayPal payment should be received within 48 hours of transaction. Personal checks and money orders should be received within 5 business days. If payment is not received the transaction will be canceled and item will be re listed. Please contact me if you need to cancel an order or would like an extension.
Shipping costs are billed at their direct cost. If there is an overcharge of $2.00 or more, the difference will be refunded through PayPal.
Ohio residents will be charged state sales tax of 6.75%.
International orders are not being accepted at this time.
Refunds and Exchanges
The image is of the actual tile or mural available, I do my best to depict and describe the pieces accurately. Therefore, I do not exchange merchandise that reaches you in good condition. All items are made by hand and by nature have imperfections and variations, which adds to their charm.
If you are purchasing the tile as a gift that is to be sent directly to the recipient please notify me at checkout. A blank greeting card with a message of your choice will be included without a copy of the receipt. The items are wrapped in a new or recycled craft paper envelope with a string tie and a MUDpi sticker.