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It never ceases to amaze me what one can create from a combination of mud, sand, stone and heat. All of the pottery in my shop is handmade by me. I do not mass produce anything, creating signed, one-of-a-kind pieces, custom made for you. I begin with an iron rich stoneware clay body using a combination of processes; pottery wheel throwing, hand-building, slab construction, sculpting and carving. I finish my pieces with handcrafted glazes.

Shipping details

All items ship via the United States Parcel and United Parcel Services. Shipments are typically made within 1-5 days of item completion (many items are made to order and may take 2-3 weeks to make) and payment clearing. Delivery confirmation is included on all shipments to the US. Shipping charges are estimated. I try to get as close as I can on shipping charges. I am not trying to make money on shipping, just trying not to loose any.

International Shipments: Insurance and tracking is unavailable via USPS global shipping. Shipments are typically airmail or Global Priority mail. Global Express is available upon request. An additional fee applies to Global Express shipments. Transit times may vary from official times due to your country’s customs and postal offices.

Refunds, returns & exchanges

Natural variations in glaze color and slight variations of form are what will make your piece(s) unique, and are not considered defects.

Exchanges: Customer is responsible for return shipping cost unless item is defective in some way. Please retain original wrapping to return ship. A 25% restocking fee or actual shipping for a replacement item may also be charged. In the event that the item is defective, contact me for to arrange a replacement.

Damage/Loss: If you receive a shipment that is damaged, please retain the entire package and all contents. Email me a picture of the damaged item(s) and another of the entire shipment and packaging. Contact me to procure a replacement item. For lost packages, contact me for tracking information.

Refunds: Refunds for items that are as described can be given for the product price only. Shipping is not returned. Please return the item in the original packing. Refund will be issued upon receipt of undamaged returned goods. Refunds for items grossly misrepresented in a listing will be issued upon receipt of undamaged returned goods. Please contact me for a return shipping label.

Additional information

All of my work is handcrafted, and as you may know, the process of making each piece takes time. Most items in the catalog are made to order. By doing this, I am able to offer you a wider selection to shop from and the ability to have your piece customized.

Packaging: Most items ship in new boxes with new bubble wrap and packing peanuts. I do try to recycle like-new packing materials and boxes when I can. If you would prefer brand new packing materials, you have only to ask!

Custom Work: Most items in my catalog are customizable in some way, and just about all of it is made to order, and thus custom. I would love to know about your ideas and work with you on your next project! Many items in my catalog were inspired by customer ideas. Additional charges may apply.

Wholesale: Some items are available for wholesale. Wholesale orders take 6-8 weeks to complete unless I otherwise specify. For wholesale pricing, you will need your tax ID number handy.

The Mud Place: Handmade Pottery by Leslie

The Mud Place sells handmade functional and decorative pottery like mugs, bowls, serving and tableware, shaving and lather bowls, yarn bowls, pitchers, teapots, home decor, kitchen helpers, bathroom and office accessories, miniature pottery and more! I would love to hear about your special project, so please message me about custom work.

Everything you see in my shop is handcrafted by me, Leslie, from stoneware clay. I mix my own glazes and they are all food safe and non-toxic. My functional work is dishwasher and microwave safe. I always try to put function before decoration. To me, art is not just something to hang on a wall. Art fused with function is paradise to me. Most of my work is wheel-thrown pottery and I also incorporate slab, carving and sculpture techniques. If you would like to learn more about what I do, check out my website:

**Ask me about combined shipping discounts.