Handmade glazed ceramic tiles for the home

Columbus, Ohio · 63 Sales


Handmade glazed ceramic tiles for the home

Columbus, Ohio 63 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

MUDpi is taking a short break


Note from shop owner On Vacation until Wednesday March 1st!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 21, 2017

On Vacation until Wednesday March 1st!

Karen Schindler

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Karen Schindler


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Jay Lynn

Jay Lynn on Dec 24, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

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.

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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 ( 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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  • Karen Schindler

    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.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 5, 2014
Welcome, MUDpi has been producing original handmade tiles for high-end showrooms since 1993. Below you will find new tile designs made especially for MUDpi.esty

Each listing is for a unique item and the image is of the actual piece available, unless noted otherwise.

Thank you for visiting.

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Accepted payment methods include PayPal, money orders and personal checks. A PayPal account is not required to use PayPal, as they accept credit cards. Personal checks and money orders will need to clear prior to shipment of item.

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.
The item will be shipped USPS Priority mail or fist class if noted (with delivery confirmation) or UPS ground within 2 business days after receipt of cleared payment. The cost of shipping within the United States is included in the price. I will let you know when the item has shipped and provide a tracking number. The tiles and murals are enclosed in a craft paper envelope constructed of new or recycled craft paper with a MUDpi sticker and a string tie closure.

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
Please contact me if an item does not reach you, I will have the USPS tracking number on file. If the item reaches you in damaged condition please provide a digital image of the packaging and the damaged item so I can adjust my packing if needed. We will work with you to resolve the issue to your satisfaction. The tiles are carefully packaged in reinforced boxes and over the past 15 years we have only had 2 shipments arrive damaged.

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.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any concerns about your order, please use the "conversation" option, and I will work them out with you.