Plays In Mud Handmade Pottery

Fine Handcrafted Pottery

I create with specific intent and purpose, producing unique vessels that are as pleasing to look at as they are to use. I feel that working in small groupings yields time for detail. Every piece is distinctive and different and can be adored for its uniqueness. My forms are influenced by nature similar to the sensual curve of a bird's wing or the seductive curve of a woman’s body. The undulating movement of life can be seen in the flowing progression of my vases from foot to rim.


Embellishing the surface of the piece is as important as the form itself. Once the vessel has been completed I start enhancing the surface one stamp at a time. I begin at the rim with a single handmade stamp, perfectly placed. I then place another stamp next to it and continue until I have stamped a ring around the top. I decorate in concentric circles down the piece until one stamping has been completed. I continue this process by placing a smaller stamp in the negative spaces. After the body of the piece has been decorated I finish it by integrating the design onto the bottom.

We are special because of the patterns we apply to the surface of the pieces. The stamps have been designed by Kelsey and no other pottery will have this pattern or design besides Plays in Mud. They are distinctive and add an elegance that other wise would not be there. Its all in the details! There are details inside the lids of the teapots on the bottom of vases and running up the handles on every piece.

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