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Portrait of Lenny and his sister boots by Etsy shop Peachy Apricot photo by Julie Schneider

I use all lead free glazes, every item is dishwasher and microwave safe-made to be used and enjoyed on a daily basis

I fire my items to over 1900 degrees photo by Julie Schneider

photo by the lovely Etsy bloggess Julie Schneider

Quirky Ceramics and Fine Art

Lenny is the name of my studio cat. I make the pots and Lenny breaks them: this way I never run out of shelf space.

Lenny is not for sale. Probably not.

I know my shop name makes me sound like a 50 year old man who smokes cigars, but I am a female who is sometimes told that she looks ten years younger than her real age. (My husband says the nicest things in the dark. When he's drunk.) I am the mother to two small, adorable children that I like to call The Spawn. They provide much of the inspiration for my work, as well as for getting out of the house sometimes. ( Like when I realize no one else in the whole house is capable of changing a roll of toilet paper but me. )

I like to make stuff. Sometimes I like to work with clay and other days I like to draw or paint. I work a busy day job as a designer for a line of ceramics sold worldwide-Etsy is a hobby, or perhaps a midlife crisis. It brings me joy and I hope the things I make bring you the same.

My darling husband helps me with packing and shipping but i do the rest. Kinda like at home. (I'm kidding, Honey.) (PS: the laundry hamper is located to the right of your dresser. Just sayin.)

My ceramics are made from two kinds of clay: earthenware and stoneware. I use a variety of methods to make the items I sell: wheel thrown, handbuilt and upcycled-as well as a variety of decorative techniques: free hand painting, screened design and design transfers. Regardless of the materials or technique, you can be sure that the item you purchase is 100% lead free and safe to place in the dishwasher or microwave. I work with all non toxic, eco friendly materials and try to purchase from local suppliers whenever possible. Everything is made with Mud, Sweat & Tears...mostly sweat.

You are invited to stalk me on my facebook fan page here
or follow me at Twitter: LorrieMud.

And yes, it's ok if you call me Lenny, everybody does.

I have two other Etsy shops which may or may not be open-
- vintage and fine art
- supplies

I am thrilled to have been featured by Etsy on their blog (with much better pictures than I could ever take, btw) here

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