Introducing the Etsy Mud Team (this is their short name) – officially they are Etsy Mud Team for makers of handmade pottery, clay sculpture, and other ceramic arts Team URL is: www.etsy.com/teams/6382/etsy-mud-team-for-makers-of-handmade
This team takes working with clay to a whole new level. I’m going to do some real sharing of their creations because I am in such awe of what their imaginations have come up with in this medium.
Cups and Mugs, Bowls, Jewelry, Sculpture, Serving Trays and Kitchen Items, Wedding Decor, Home Decor, Supplies, Pet, Garden Items and More…
Ceramics is one of the most ancient industries on the planet. Once humans discovered that clay could be dug up and formed into objects by first mixing with water and then firing, the industry was born. Animal and human figurines were made from clay and other materials, then fired in kilns partially dug into the ground. In later years tiles were manufactured, functional pottery vessels for storing water and food around 9000 or 10,000 BC and thought at that time to be responsible for the creation of glass, when overheating of kilns produced a colored glaze on the pottery. Clay has done so much for humanity and art it is sure a medium to be respected and adored.
Etsy Mud Team was Founded Jun 18 2007 and is a hub for well over 1400 crafting individuals and is a Etsy Fellowship winning team.
JD Wolfe is the wonderful captain of the team and Terry Parker is the team representative who we at the Etsy Teams Fellowship Society are proud to work closely with to network and come together for multi-team events. When the founder of the team stepped down these women are 2 of the 3 individuals that stepped forward to take over the team in 2007 .
Terry – “Our team is pretty successful in maintaining a core group of active members. The active participants change over time but so far others have stepped forward to take their place. I would hope we are as active as a group 3-5 years from now and that we figure out more ways to help each other promote our businesses.”
Let’s meet the Leadership!
I love JD’s profile
Three things you may not know about me: 1. My husband is a childhood friend. We first met when we were 15 and reconnected and married in our thirties. He is a classically trained chef, and a big part of my life is helping him with his BBQ sauce business (Howling Wolf BBQ). http://etsy.com/shop/howlingwolfsauces 2. I used to live in a 100 year old concrete farm silo, converted into a 3 story cabin, with no running water. Living a pared down simple life really adds perspective to everything. 3. I have a passion for mid century vintage and Scandinavian design. I get a huge thrill from the hunt for forgotten treasures. I remember going to farm auctions with my Dad as a kid, and that really was the spark that started it for me. I now sell some of my finds in my vintage shop http://FaithandFranny.etsy.com ——————————————————————————————- More info about my work; I’ve been a potter for almost 20 years now, and knew the first time I tried it, that it is what I wanted to do with my life. I worked as a production potter for a large company for a year after college, and then opened my own studio/gallery near Madison, WI and operated that for almost 15 years until I started my family. I now sell my work primarily online and love sharing my work with everyone around the world. http://instagram.com/jdwolfepottery http://pinterest.com/jdwolfepottery http://jdwolfepottery.blogspot.com http://facebook.com/jdwolfepottery http://twitter.com/jdwolfepottery https://www.etsy.com/listing/86913072/made-to-order-nesting-cloud-plates-white?ref=shop_home_active_11
I took my first pottery class at a Community College late 1996. I’ve attended a raku pottery workshop with artist Jim Romberg in Oregon and in 2010 a workshop with Jeff Oestreich at the Archie Bray Foundation. I continue to play learn and experiment in clay and glaze mixing.
Terry Parker (Leader)
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/lomaprietapottery
I love the organization of this team, from their website, to their FB page and all of their social media you sing with the love of clay I loved visiting your Facebook page the first post was so beautiful… it’s a photo of a child covered in clay working on a pottery wheel with a quote from Pablo Picasso. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” -Pablo Picasso We look forward to meeting you!
Etsy Mud Team for makers of handmade pottery, clay sculpture, and other ceramic arts
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You can easily find member items by including the team tag in your searches (etsymudteam).
Congratulations Etsy Mud Team!