The Muddy Yogi artisan – Kitty Maer

 

 

Ame Handpainted Porcelain Chawan Tea Bowl=-=themuddyyogi

Ame Handpainted Porcelain Chawan Tea Bowl —  The Muddy Yogi Pottery

 

 

The Muddy Yogi, aka Kitty Maer, from Colombus, Ohio, is an active Yoga Practitioner, a ceramicist inspired by the Japanese pottery aesthetic/culture, a black cat lover and also a photographer. Her utilitarian pottery includes Nerikome teawares, oribi and celadon glazes and Sumi Ink designs. The stretching and balancing of her Yin/Zen yoga workshops has an alignment with the manipulation of pottery clay and her products exude a grounded symbiosis and calm that reflects this.

“I’m inspired by wabisabi rustic things that look like they’ve been unearthed. Which is funny since I gravitate toward stark white unmarred minimalist objects, but that’s not what feels right when I’m creating my pieces; they tend to be serene, quiet, and grounding and I love them for their flaws. Imperfection gives life and personality to handcrafted wares and I like to work with the materials I have at hand – the nature of the clay, a few simple favorite tools, and just see what direction the piece takes naturally.  I started with a desire to make chawan (Japanese tea bowls) and yunomi (cups) and I’d watched a documentary in which a tea master mentioned how each of the antique chawan tells a story and the more you look at one, the more you see. I spend hours with each bowl and I feel like a little bit of however I felt at the time is reflected in each one, telling its own little story that I hope someone enjoys reading one day.”

“When it comes to pottery   I can say I’ve never enjoyed doing anything so much in my life. I’m a yoga and meditation teacher and yet, the process of pottery has proven to be my favorite form of therapy and the best teacher in regard to unattachment, patience, and letting go.”

 

 

Black clay and porcelain marbled sushi set -- theMuddyYogi

Black clay and porcelain marbled sushi set-with sumi-e fishies

 

 

Black clay landscape rice bowl--theMuddyYogi

Black clay landscape rice bowl–The Muddy Yogi Pottery

 

 

Black-stoneware-yunomi-muddyyogi

Black stoneware yunomi

 

 

 

Porcelain landscape glaze yunomi—theMuddyYogi

 

 

Black Stoneware Faceted Bud Vase---MuddyYogi

Black Stoneware Faceted Bud Vase

Etsy

 

 

Black stoneware sushi set with iron rich shino glaze---theMuddyYogi

Black stoneware sushi set with iron rich shino glaze

 

 

Yunomi Tea Cup

 Yunomi Tea Cup – The Muddy Yogi Pottery

 

 

Black Yunomi Tea Cup with Vines

 

 

Coiled black stoneware sake bottle and five sake cups

Coiled black stoneware sake bottle and sake cup

Etsy

 

 

koi-motif-vessel themuddyyogi

Koi motif vessel

 

 

Copper oxide glazed chawan with desert glazed interior -- the-muddy-yogi

Copper oxide glazed chawan with desert glazed interior

 

 

guinomi ceramic cup--theMuddyYogi

Guinomi ceramic cup–theMuddyYogi

 

 

Black-sakura-blossoms-on-white-slipped-black-clay

Black sakura blossoms on white slipped black clay – The Muddy Yogi Pottery

 

 

 

ceramic dish the muddyyogi

TheMuddyYogi bowl

 

handleless coffee cup----MuddyYogi

Handleless coffee cup—-The Muddy Yogi Pottery

 

 

Kitty Maer

 

petite-vase-muddyyogi

Small ceramic vase

 

 

Horsehair-&-sugar-raku-firing.-Bisqued-earthenware-is-refired-to-1100-degrees,-taken-out-of-the-kiln,-and-immediately-decorated-with-horsehair-and-sugar

Cup with horsehair & sugar raku firing.

Bisqued earthenware is refired to 1100 degrees, taken out of the kiln, and immediately decorated with horsehair and sugar.

 

Ceramic bonsai vessel--theMuddyYogi

Ceramic bonsai vessel–theMuddyYogi

 

 

Meteorite Yunomi Tea Cup-Wine-Whiskey-Cup-MuddyYogi

Meteorite Yunomi Tea Cup

 

Nerikomi yunomi with three clay bodies,---MuddyYogi

Nerikomi yunomi with three clay bodies,—The Muddy Yogi Pottery

 

 

Peony bowl with mirrored interior – themuddyyogi

 

 

Plum Blossom Sky Chawan Tea Bowl

Plum Blossom Sky Chawan Tea Bowl

 

Porcelain Chawan Tea Bowl w Iron Swirl---themuddyyogi

Porcelain Chawan Tea Bowl w Iron Swirl—themuddyyogi

Etsy-TheMuddyYogiPottery

 

 

ramen-bowl!---theMuddyYogi

Ramen bowl–  The Muddy Yogi Pottery

 

 

Reduction fired porcelain chawan tea bowl---cobalt oxide hand painted landscape

Reduction fired porcelain chawan tea bowl—cobalt oxide hand painted landscape

 

 

black cat sascha

Black cat Sascha — photo Kitty Maer

 

Shiroishiro Sumi Koi Bowl---Summer Chawan - themuddyyogi

Shiroishiro Sumi Koi Bowl—Summer Chawan – themuddyyogi

 

 

Sky & Birch Hive Sake Bottle - Vase---Hand built coiled stoneware sake bottle with stopper

Sky & Birch Hive Sake Bottle – Vase — Etsy

Hand built coiled stoneware sake bottle with stopper

 

 

Speckled-stoneware bowl -with-sumi-e-fishies---MuddyYogi

Speckled stoneware bowl with sumi-e fishies.

 

Porcelain celadon teabowl--pattern is an underglaze transfer

Porcelain celadon teabowl with underglaze transfer pattern

 

 

Stoneware nerikomi agate summer chawan

Stoneware nerikomi agate summer chawan

 

 

Stoneware soap dishes--theMuddyYogi

Stoneware soap dishes–The Muddy Yogi Pottery

 

 

Stoneware-teapot--themuddyyogi

Stoneware teapot

 

 

Cups with legs--MuddyYogi

Cups with legs–MuddyYogi

 

Summer-speckled-stoneware-nerikomi-chawan-

Summer speckled stoneware nerikomi chawan

 

 

Swimming Koi Plate blue, white & brown shino

‘Swimming Koi Plate’ turquoise blue, white & brown shino

Etsy

 

 

porcelain tea cup--MuddyYogi

Porcelain tea cup — The Muddy Yogi Pottery

 

themuddyyogi---tea cups painted base

themuddyyogi—tea cups painted base

 

 

the-muddy-yogi---tea bowls

themuddyyogi—tea bowls

 

 

Bosai -- themuddyyogi

Bonsai

 

 

 Black underglaze on white stoneware tea cup

 Black underglaze on white stoneware

 

Yunomi-cup

Yunomi with gritty slip and oribe type glaze

 

 

the-muddy-yogi--footed-cup matt and glossy glaze

themuddyyogi–footed cup with matt and glossy glaze

 

 

themuddyyogi -- Stoneware sake bottle

Stoneware sake bottle  — The Muddy Yogi Pottery

 

 

Tulip accent folded bowl--theMuddyYogi

Tulip accent folded bowl, black mirrored inside — theMuddyYogi

 

 

Winter birch stoneware yunomi---theMuddyYogi

Winter birch stoneware yunomi — theMuddyYogi

 

 

yunomi with dragonfly motif ---theMuddyYogi

Yunomi with dragonfly motif —  The Muddy Yogi Pottery

 

 

Kame Faceted Yunomi Tea Cup---themuddyyogi

Hand built stoneware yunomi tea cup with black faceted exterior and interior shino glaze–theMuddyYogi

 

 

Black stobare clay with chalk white hakame stroke -- tea cups

Wide Black Clay Hakame Tea Cup Meoto Set

Meoto means ‘married couple’ hence these two cups that are made for each other, yet unique to themselves–Black stobare clay with chalk white hakame stroke

 

 

Aloe Planter —  teacup sized, reduction fired speckled  clay with shino glaze and metallic iron thumbprints.

 

 

 

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  1. Posted March 7, 2020 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    j’adore tout ce que vous faites c’est tellement naturel !

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