Mari Moore-Mosby: Mudbug Creations 

 

Mudbug Creations 2022 Update:

As I enter in my third trimester of my first baby, I have given a lot of consideration as to how Mudbug will operate in 2022. I want to give little miss Sophie the attention she deserves so I will be taking a spring and summer show hiatus. All available works will be listed on my Etsy shop. I will continue to fill orders for my local retailers as I am able but commissions will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Alex and I are so excited to expand our family and I am excited to start this new adventure, as well as learn how to balance a baby with a   business.

 

A Hello from Mudbug:

Hello! I am a ceramics artist, focusing primarily on wheel thrown functional works with a penchant for whimsy and bright colors. I enjoy incorporating different types of detailing, including carving, handbuilt additions, and 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 and happy ceramics, I also try to make sure it’s also comfortable and ergonomic, making it easy to use daily.

I was born and raised in Springfield, MO. My ceramic journey started in 2007 and it never let me go. It held on even as I achieved my bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science, followed by a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Even though I work full time in healthcare, ceramics won out as my true artistic love. With the help of my family and teachers, Mudbug Creations began in 2011 and has been a constant source of joy for me ever since.