MUDpi

Handmade glazed ceramic tiles and objects for the home

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Announcement    Thank you for visiting my MUD Pi shop. I create every item listed.
"You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
~Maya Angelou

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Last updated on Feb 7, 2022

Thank you for visiting my MUD Pi shop. I create every item listed.
"You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
~Maya Angelou

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Karen Schindler

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About MUDpi

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On Etsy since 2010

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.

Shop members

  • 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 October 4, 2020
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.com

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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Shipping

The item will be shipped USPS Priority mail (with delivery confirmation) within 3 business days after receipt of purchase. You will be notified when the item has shipped and provided with a tracking number.

If you are a local Columbus Ohio resident and you would like to arrange to pick up your items or have them delivered by me please contact me through my MUD Pi Etsy shop or send me an email at kmsartisan [!at] gmail.com and we can make arrangements.

International orders are not accepted at this time.

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.