Small Shop Collective // Her Name Is Mud

Small Shop Collective // Her Name Is Mud

Krista Coons is the owner & artist behind "Her Name is Mud". She is a mother to two boys + has a baby girl on the way! Mama by day & an artist by night.

 

We are so inspired by Krista's creativity and heart & can't wait to send out the special "Just be kind" ceramics she made just for you guys in the first Moses Basket orders tomorrow! 

We adore Krista & her work & wanted to hear about how she founded "Her Name Is Mud" in her own words:

"I never actually set out to run a business, it was sort of a by product of feeling lost a few years ago. 2014 was a rough one for me, it was full of beautiful moments to be sure, but I also remember feeling a little lonely and very much exhausted.  I didn’t feel like I had the energy or ability to invest into my creative self.

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I was mama to a baby and a toddler who I loved with my whole self, and my boys and I had the greatest of adventures together! I realize now, many of those adventures and experiences with Lincoln and Hudson are where I collected inspiration for when it was time to begin making ceramics again.

 

 

My husband Steve was traveling often for work and then taking Real Estate classes by night, so much of my time and energy went into taking care of my little boys which I feel incredibly lucky to be able to do but I did miss ceramics. I hadn’t been able to work with clay since I graduated from art school four years earlier, unless you count playdough with the boys!

 

 

 

That November I went to a local art market called the Phoenix Flea and I there I saw artists and creators like I had never seen before! I felt such excitement as I looked at the things their hands had made. I came home and told my husband that I thought I could be a part of something like that if I started making ceramics again. Come December the very last Christmas present I opened was from Steve, he surprised me with a kiln!! We made room in our little house for a ceramics studio and we moved the kiln (that I named Betty) into the garage where she has been happily firing away for a few years now and helping me to make beautiful things for my shop “Her Name Is Mud.”

 

 

We love Krista's unique & stylish pieces and we know you will too!
 

All glazes used by "Her Name is Mud" are food safe & you can pop them into the dishwasher, making life even easier!

Thank you Her Name is Mud for joining our Collective! Stay tuned for more small shop goodness!