My name is Mariella. My middle name starts with B (and is similar to bueno). When I started selling pottery I decided couldn’t put my name on all of the pots I made so I came up with m.bueno. Me, but not.
For almost all of the last two decades I’ve worked behind the scenes in music – working for a record label and running an all ages venue. In 2014, when the music venue decided to close it’s doors, I took a ceramics class. After one lesson throwing, I decided to buy a wheel. A year after that my friends had a craft fair and I sold some of my first work. For the most part I am self taught but have had the lots of friends help me along the way.
Based in Olympia, WA – I try to make it so that my work is affordable enough to use every day and simple enough to mix with things you already own. I’m always happy to collaborate with others, as well as create custom things.