FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 11th – October 11th, 2015
My Name Is Mudd Launches A Kickstarter Campaign
My Name Is Mudd is expanding their ceramic arts practices and business in an ever-growing supportive and prominent arts community in Seattle, WA and she needs your help!
The Kickstarter campaign is made possible by gracious friends dedicating their studios, homes, collaborative efforts, and moral supoort in order to help Ashley see this project through to fruition. The campaign gives loyal Mudd fans and supporters a way to receive a one-of-a-kind, handmade ware from the artist while contributing to help expand her studio practice after moving to Seattle.
By supporting a Kickstarter campaign, particularly those that are art related, it creates a sense of satisfactory in the knowledge that they are supporting a community and rewarded with a unique gift idea, especially if you are one to start your holiday shopping early. An additional benefit to help fund a campaign is that many contributors will also become passionate ambassadors in helping to promote and share the campaign with others in order to move the project through to fruition.
The Kickstarter campaign can be visited on Mudd’s website at http://www.mynameismudd.weebly.com or directly at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mynameismudd/my-name-is-mudd
My Name Is Mudd is a ceramic artist whom incorporates optical illusion patterns with retro designs on handmade wares since 2012. Her real name is Ashley Gauntt, the artist behind My Name Is Mudd. Since Ashley first started using clay nine years ago, she has nutrtured her studio practice focusing on growth between developing a cohesive brand aesthetic, self-marketing and networking, and gaining professional experience in curatorial, arts business and studio management. Ashley has served several of the leading ceramic arts organizations and museums including the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, the Ceramics Research Center at ASU Art Museum, as well as professional artists including Kurt Weiser, Don Reitz, and Emily Free Wilson of Free Ceramics.
Ashley plans to further develop her line of work by incorporating more influential elements of design, object and form from domestic vintage, retro, and Japanese cultures and styles interpreted into objects such as ceramic dinnerware and kitchenware, jewelry, storage compartments, three-dimensional wall tiles, and landscape containers. All the while, continue to explore current illusory patterns and concepts.