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The Art of Slinging Clay

Feb 15, 2012

by mudpuppy

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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 ShinosworldChocolate clay scoop by Oneblackbird; Nesting bowls by ClayshapesRustic dinnerware set by Oneclaybead; Rustic Moon Bowls by A Cook BlogSmall 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 BtwceramicsServing bowl by KaranoteAbstract little wonkie bud vase by PrimitivePotsSgraffito bunny rabbit vase by CalanreeLittle follower by BlackandblueceramicsWood fired slab vase by Anthony605Honey and red terra cotta cup by BraypotterySmall 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 NicePotsSmall ceramic pinch pot by PinchMeCeramicsVintage sculptural studio vase from ModernistMoon; Coiled porcelain bowl by YaelastudioHand-built porcelain vase by LbcooperGeometric planter by BkbceramicsCoiled bud vase by NkbdesignsCoil built vessel with circular carving by Jasminepots]

Imperfection is the language connecting us with our past and shaping the future.

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kids mug cup-  polk dot
kids mug cup- polk dot
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nesting bowls, small bowls, pinch pot bowls
nesting bowls, small bowls, pinch pot bowls
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Large Ceramic Serving Bowl, "unearthed" 110
Large Ceramic Serving Bowl, "unearthed" 110
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Sculptural Studio Vase with Two Openings German Mid Century Modern Artist Pottery 60s
Sculptural Studio Vase with Two Openings German Mid Century Modern Artist Pottery 60s
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Hand Built Porcelain Vase
Hand Built Porcelain Vase
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