mudstar ceramics

Princeton, New Jersey · 34 Sales


mudstar ceramics

Princeton, New Jersey 34 Sales On Etsy since 2009

0 out of 5 stars

Announcement   The holiday shop is open, lovelies!! Wishing you and yours peaceful tidings, and thank you so much for supporting handmade. I so appreciate every customer and order!

Thanks again! xo Rae


Last updated on Dec 10, 2015

The holiday shop is open, lovelies!! Wishing you and yours peaceful tidings, and thank you so much for supporting handmade. I so appreciate every customer and order!

Thanks again! xo Rae

Rae Padulo

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Rae Padulo


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Heather McNally

Heather McNally on Jan 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful little ornament, packed super well!

Christy Wall

Christy Wall on Nov 4, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

It's so beautiful. It arrived very well packaged (I think you could have played baseball with it), and the ornament was safely nestled in the box. Thank you so much!

Anonymous on Jul 16, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

The bud vases are so beautiful. We decided to use these for our escort cards and giveaways at our wedding. We couldn't be happier. Rae was amazing. We placed a big order and she delivered. Throughout the process she sent us pictures and kept us in the loop. We really feel that these vases are a special part of our wedding. Thank you, Rae!

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Mudstar Ceramics

I've had a lot of jobs over the years: in teaching, writing, production, financial analysis (don't ask.) And though I've learned something from each gig, my mind was always busy, even cluttered, you could say. But when I had my children, there wasn't time to put an intelligent sentence together. As we mothers do, I looked for another way to express myself. So I took a class that offered a time during a toddler's nap time: a ceramics class at a local community college.

As soon as I put that cold lump of clay in my hand, I knew I had found a piece to my puzzle that I hadn't even known was missing. Looking down at that gray-brown blob, it was all there, all potential. Frustrating and peaceful at the same time. It could be anything. There were no words, no wrong way to go. The meditation of the wheel, and the repetition of making multiples by hand, is a feeling that nothing had ever come close to providing me.

I am so happy to share this love with you. Of the materials, of the work, of nature and the world around me, of my love of modern, organic shapes and design. I am grateful to get to do work I love for customers who support the beauty and imperfection of handmade.

Thank you. xo


Shop members

  • Rae Padulo

    Owner, Maker

    Located in historic Princeton, New Jersey, Mudstar Ceramics is the source for modern, romantic, nature-inspired ceramics. And they're all made by the hands and heart of Rae Padulo.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 26, 2012
**Hi!! Mudstar is on vacation until January 3rd. All orders will be shipped after that date. Happy Holidays!!**
Welcome! Thanks for stopping by my shop! Much joy has gone into this clay. I hope you'll find something here to make you smile. Happy Browsing!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
I accept PAYPAL only. It is safest for you and me. Please note that you don't need to sign up to use it. You can use a regular credit card through PAYPAL.

Prompt payment is most appreciated. After seven days, I assume non-payment means cancellation and thus will do so.
I know, it's a bummer, but shipping costs are a necessary evil. But unless you live nearby, there's no getting around it. I will go with the most reasonable rate under regular circumstances, or if there's a rush, the increase will be added to the purchase total.

I ship to your PAYPAL address once payment has been received. If this is a gift, or you are shipping to a different address, please indicate it in the comments section of the order.

INTERNATIONAL: Please email me for shipping costs.
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BREAKAGE: Please contact me if breakage occurs during shipment.
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Any liability is limited to the purchase price.