“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” - Oprah 

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 work I made so I came up with m.bueno.  Me, but not.

For almost  two decades I worked behind the scenes in music – working for a record label and running an all ages venue.  In 2014, when the venue decided to close its 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. 

Based in Olympia, WA as a primarily self-taught ceramicist, I try to make my work  affordable enough to use every day and simple enough to mix with things you already own.

Welcome to m. bueno pottery.