Vertebra Cups 

Vertebra cups are sold on a first come, first serve basis out of my Etsy shop. Availability will vary with production and differing demands. Sizes available:

  • 3-4 ounce set of 2 espresso cups: $60
  • 3-4 ounce set of 4 espresso cups: $120
  • 7-8 ounce set of 2 tea cups: $90
  • 7-8 ounce set of 4 tea cups: $180
  • Spine stein 12-14 ounces: $70

If you would like to be added to the notification list for availability of these pieces, please provide me your email on the Contact page. Thank you for your interest! 

Mudbug: The Shop

Etsy and Art Shows 

Like what you see? I sell year round on Etsy and travel to many arts and craft shows in Missouri. My private studio is located right outside of Springfield, MO. This is a perfect happy escape for me and I love to play in the clay. I am available for commissions, as my schedule permits. If you are interested in contacting my about my work, feel free to check out my Etsy site by clicking below! 

Functional Ceramics
Ceramic Art


I am a ceramics artist, focusing primarily on wheel thrown functional works with a penchant for whimsy and bright colors. Detail varies from carving, to hand built additions, to differing glaze techniques. My work is primarily red mid-fire stoneware.  I am in a constant state of experimentation, open to learning new techniques and styles in my artistic journey. Even though I try to create fun, happy ceramics, I also try to make sure it’s also comfortable and ergonomic, making it easy to use daily.

I am most recently known for my anatomical pieces, which was born from my full time job as a physical therapist. Currently, my favorite anatomical work is stackable spine cups, each cup featuring an anatomically correct vertebra as a handle. I look forward to developing more anatomy based work in the future.

I was born and raised in Springfield, MO. I received my Fine Arts minor and Exercise and Sports Science major at Drury University in 2012 and received my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Missouri State University in 2015. Ceramics won out as my true artistic love. Mudbug Creations began in 2011 and has been a constant source of joy for me ever since!