"First, the clay told me what to do. Then, I told the clay what to do.
Now, we co-operate." sam,1994


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Welcome to the Maid O'Mud pottery home page. I started potting with a 10 week course back in the mid 1980's. The clay infiltrated the pores of my skin and I was addicted!!! I worked 3 days a week in an office, and the other 4 days in my studio for several years, then went full time in clay late 1991. I throw on a potters wheel, handbuild slab pieces, and create coil pieces. No automation or purchased molds are used in the creation of my work.

My preference is stoneware. I use off-white and medium brown clays that mature at Cone 6. All glazed pieces are dishwasher, oven and microwave safe. No lead or other toxic substances are used in the creation of my pottery. I like my health too much!!

The banner picture is of our property nestled in southwestern Ontario, southwest of Melbourne, Ontario. It's a rather old picture as we can't control when the airplane photographer will whiz by and take a new picture of our property. We are located on 6 acres of land, with Dragonfly Pond directly in front of the studio.

If you have any questions or comments about the pottery or the web page,
or send an e-mail to not_asyoung @ yahoo.ca
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Last updated... - v1.1 - Apr. 23, 2019