Muddy's Studio

2610 Halladay Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 641-4077

About :
Muddy’s Studio was built with the ceramic artist in mind. We wanted to design a project space where artist have the opportunity to experiment and expand their ideas. A unique feature of the studio is that it was designed to be modular. Artists needing space for that special project may be accommodated. There are lockers available as well.

We started by hiring a master craftsman to build beautiful hand crafted worktables, wheel tables and a wedging table. There are 12 Pacifica wheels, a 36-inch slab roller, an extruder and a spray booth.

We have installed a new 24 cubic foot Geil Kiln along with a shuttle kiln. The shuttle kiln is perfect for tile, figurative sculpture, large pots and large sculptural forms. There are four electric kilns and one raku kiln.

Members will also find a complete glaze calculation area. Muddy’s Studio offers a full palette of studio glazes ranging from cone 04 to cone 10, however any temperature range is possible.

Muddy's carries a selection of popular clay bodies from Laguna Clay Company. It's a great chance to try a new clay body or purchase clay when other sources are closed. Please phone first to check which clays are available, selection may change at anytime. Currently these are the available clays and prices per 25lbs.

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Current Events

The Art of Tea

July 18, 2009 to August 18, 2009
We are proud to have the distinguished Rob Kibler as the juror for this show. Mr. Kibler is nationally and internationally known for his ceramics as well as having an influential career inspiring future artists.

Art of Tea Criteria: The Teapot: object of function and ritual.
How does the intimate nature of the serving of tea inspire contemplation and communion between individuals? Entries may be purely functional or merely inspired by functional concerns.

About the Juror, Rob Kibler
After a preliminary flirtation with biochemistry at the University of Illinois, I found true love in ceramics and completed my M.A. at San Diego State University in 1974. After graduation, I headed to Glendale Community College in 1976 where I started and headed up the ceramics department. During this time, I exhibited widely, including several one-man shows at the Garth Clark Gallery in Los Angeles and New York. Much of my work is included in major private and museum collections throughout the United States. I continued as Head of Ceramics at Glendale Community College until 2001 when I became Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts division. I retired from GCC in December 2008 and am very happy to now be back in my studio as a full time potter once again.