Mike McDowell is a clay craftsman living and working in Denver, Colorado. When he’s not making his own ceramics for Mudpuppy Ceramic Studio, he enjoys hanging out with his pup, a great cup of coffee, and curates a popular contemporary ceramics pin board on Pinterest.
I admit it. I am obsessed with clay. I spend a portion of every day scouring the web in search of the ingenious and limitless ways people have found to express themselves through a craft without borders and as old as mankind.
[Clockwise from top: Sugar bowl and creamer by Karoart; Kids polka-dot mug by Shinosworld; Chocolate clay scoop by Oneblackbird; Nesting bowls by Clayshapes; Rustic dinnerware set by Oneclaybead; Rustic Moon Bowls by A Cook Blog; Small porcelain bowl by Pottyjess]
In an age of technological advancement and pursuit of perfection, the ability to physically see the hand of the maker feeds my soul.
[Clockwise from top right: Ceramic bowl and saucer by Btwceramics; Serving bowl by Karanote; Abstract little wonkie bud vase by PrimitivePots; Sgraffito bunny rabbit vase by Calanree; Little follower by Blackandblueceramics; Wood fired slab vase by Anthony605; Honey and red terra cotta cup by Braypottery; Small decorated planter by Jylsceramicart]
Raw earth and humanity collide to create individual beauty, accessible to all.
[Clockwise from top right: Ceramic leaf boat bowl set by NicePots; Small ceramic pinch pot by PinchMeCeramics; Vintage sculptural studio vase from ModernistMoon; Coiled porcelain bowl by Yaelastudio; Hand-built porcelain vase by Lbcooper; Geometric planter by Bkbceramics; Coiled bud vase by Nkbdesigns; Coil built vessel with circular carving by Jasminepots]
Imperfection is the language connecting us with our past and shaping the future.