Munbeibi is creating Ceramics
3

patrons

$22
per month
Hi there!  

My name is Hannah, and I design and handmake a line of ceramic dolls called Munbeibis. I started working in clay in 2014, just after self-publishing my first graphic novel Fairytales for Grown Ladies. I loved the characters I had created for the story and felt a very strong hankering to create 3D versions. I bought a bag of air-dry clay online and spent a winter making dozens of these little creatures. After switching to kiln-fired ceramics the following summer, and starting out on the west coast craft fair circuit, Munbeibi was born!

For the last few years, I have split my time between Sapporo, Japan, where my sister lives, and the Pacific Northwest, where I grew up. I have continued working in clay in a variety of studios and under some wonderful teachers, and spent a lot of time covering my kitchen in clay, too. The one constant has been my love of making new Munbeibi dolls, and seeing them evolve over the years has been one of the most fulfilling aspects of my life.

Thank you so much for coming along for this journey! The Munbeibis would love to share their origin story with you, now that we know each other a little better...

Once upon a time, 238,900 miles from here, the Moon was made up of hundreds of little pieces of moon (rather than one big chunk). Those little pieces were called Munbeibis. They spent their time floating along with each other, observing comets and stars. They were generally known to be calm and contented creatures, but (as happens with many humans) some of the Munbeibis began to wonder what life was like in other lands, such as on that big blue and green rock their world constantly circled...

A few years ago, a small convoy of Munbeibis decided to set out from their lunar orbit to investigate Earth. After much travel and exploration, the Munbeibis settled in the forests and seashores of our planet, preferring the company of trees and stars to city life, marveling at the lush greenery and shifting water. Sometimes, they set out from their hiding places to say hello to a special human or two, to bring you wisdom from the cosmos, fruits, cakes and flowers, and a little warm company.

A visual synopsis of our fearless creator, Hannah:
Tiers
MunBuddy
$3 or more per month 2 patrons

 Welcome to the family!

  • Early access to shop drops - you’ll be able to shop our new releases a full day sooner than our regular customers!
  • Access to bi-weekly Studio Sessions
    • Studio Sessions are live video chats where I will:
      • Draw special sketch requests
      • Share studio tips, including my favorite clays, glazes and tools, hand building tips, painting on clay and the real-deal facts about being a self-taught potter with a small business.
      • My theory? Anyone can make pottery! I’ll share how I was able to start making ceramics from home with a super tiny budget.
      • Live Q+A!
  • 10% off all orders as long as you’re a subscriber
MunMatey
$5 or more per month 0 patrons

 Welcome to the family!

  • Early access to shop drops - you’ll be able to shop our new releases a full day sooner than our regular customers!
  • Access to bi-weekly Studio Sessions
    • Studio Sessions are live video chats where I will:
      • Draw special sketch requests
      • Share studio tips, including my favorite clays, glazes and tools, hand building tips, painting on clay and the real-deal facts about being a self-taught potter with a small business.
      • My theory? Anyone can make pottery! I’ll share how I was able to start making ceramics from home with a super tiny budget.
      • Live Q+A!
  • 20% off all orders as long as long as you’re a subscriber
  • Free shipping on any order as long as you’re a subscriber
MunClub
$12 or more per month 0 patrons

 Welcome to the family!

  • Early access to shop drops - you’ll be able to shop our new releases a full day sooner than our regular customers!
  • Access to bi-weekly Studio Sessions
    • Studio Sessions are live video chats where I will:
      • Draw special sketch requests
      • Share studio tips, including my favorite clays, glazes and tools, hand building tips, painting on clay and the real-deal facts about being a self-taught potter with a small business.
      • My theory? Anyone can make pottery! I’ll share how I was able to start making ceramics from home with a super tiny budget.
      • Live Q+A!
  • 20% off all orders as long as long as you’re a subscriber
  • Free shipping on any order as long as you’re a subscriber
  • One full-size surprise Munbeibi sculpture delivered to you each season  (4 Munbeibis per year) 
  • First MunClub delivery will arrive after 3 months of membership, each subsequent delivery will be every three months, 4 times per year
  • One special birthday Munbeibi delivered in your birthday month
MunPopClub
$15 or more per month 0 patrons

 Welcome to the family!

  • Early access to shop drops - you’ll be able to shop our new releases a full day sooner than our regular customers!
  • Access to bi-weekly Studio Sessions
    • Studio Sessions are live video chats where I will:
      • Draw special sketch requests
      • Share studio tips, including my favorite clays, glazes and tools, hand building tips, painting on clay and the real-deal facts about being a self-taught potter with a small business.
      • My theory? Anyone can make pottery! I’ll share how I was able to start making ceramics from home with a super tiny budget.
      • Live Q+A!
  • 20% off all orders as long as long as you’re a subscriber
  • Free shipping on any order as long as you’re a subscriber
  • One full-size pop-culture themed Munbeibi sculpture delivered to you each season, including characters from our favorite shows - Twin Peaks, Stranger Things, X-Files, as well as 90’s/2000’s cartoons, comics, childhood story characters, Star Wars heroes, and more!
    (4 Munbeibis per year)
    First MunPopClub delivery will arrive after 3 months of membership, each subsequent delivery will be every three months, 4 times per year.
  • One special birthday Munbeibi delivered in your birthday month
MunCreator
$18 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons

 Welcome to the family!

  • Early access to shop drops - you’ll be able to shop our new releases a full day sooner than our regular customers!
  • Access to bi-weekly Studio Sessions
    • Studio Sessions are live video chats where I will:
      • Draw special sketch requests
      • Share studio tips, including my favorite clays, glazes and tools, hand building tips, painting on clay and the real-deal facts about being a self-taught potter with a small business.
      • My theory? Anyone can make pottery! I’ll share how I was able to start making ceramics from home with a super tiny budget.
      • Live Q+A!
  • 20% off all orders as long as long as you’re a subscriber
  • Free shipping on any order as long as you’re a subscriber
  • One custom-request themed Munbeibi sculpture delivered to you each season. Fill out a questionnaire each season and I’ll make a custom Munbeibi just for you! You’ll receive sketches and be able to contribute input during the creation of each of your custom Munbeibis.
    (4 Munbeibis per year)
    First MunCreator delivery will arrive after 3 months of membership, each subsequent delivery will be every three months, 4 times per year.
  • One special birthday Munbeibi delivered in your birthday month
MunMystic
$28 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons

 Welcome to the family!

  • Early access to shop drops - you’ll be able to shop our new releases a full day sooner than our regular customers!
  • Access to bi-weekly Studio Sessions
    • Studio Sessions are live video chats where I will:
      • Draw special sketch requests
      • Share studio tips, including my favorite clays, glazes and tools, hand building tips, painting on clay and the real-deal facts about being a self-taught potter with a small business.
      • My theory? Anyone can make pottery! I’ll share how I was able to start making ceramics from home with a super tiny budget.
      • Live Q+A!
  • 20% off all orders as long as long as you’re a subscriber
  • Free shipping on any order as long as you’re a subscriber
  • One full-size surprise Munbeibi sculpture delivered to you EACH MONTH.
    (12 Munbeibis per year)
    First MunMystic delivery will arrive after 1 month of membership, each subsequent delivery will be every month, 12 times per year.
  • One additional special birthday Munbeibi delivered in your birthday month
Hi there!  

My name is Hannah, and I design and handmake a line of ceramic dolls called Munbeibis. I started working in clay in 2014, just after self-publishing my first graphic novel Fairytales for Grown Ladies. I loved the characters I had created for the story and felt a very strong hankering to create 3D versions. I bought a bag of air-dry clay online and spent a winter making dozens of these little creatures. After switching to kiln-fired ceramics the following summer, and starting out on the west coast craft fair circuit, Munbeibi was born!

For the last few years, I have split my time between Sapporo, Japan, where my sister lives, and the Pacific Northwest, where I grew up. I have continued working in clay in a variety of studios and under some wonderful teachers, and spent a lot of time covering my kitchen in clay, too. The one constant has been my love of making new Munbeibi dolls, and seeing them evolve over the years has been one of the most fulfilling aspects of my life.

Thank you so much for coming along for this journey! The Munbeibis would love to share their origin story with you, now that we know each other a little better...

Once upon a time, 238,900 miles from here, the Moon was made up of hundreds of little pieces of moon (rather than one big chunk). Those little pieces were called Munbeibis. They spent their time floating along with each other, observing comets and stars. They were generally known to be calm and contented creatures, but (as happens with many humans) some of the Munbeibis began to wonder what life was like in other lands, such as on that big blue and green rock their world constantly circled...

A few years ago, a small convoy of Munbeibis decided to set out from their lunar orbit to investigate Earth. After much travel and exploration, the Munbeibis settled in the forests and seashores of our planet, preferring the company of trees and stars to city life, marveling at the lush greenery and shifting water. Sometimes, they set out from their hiding places to say hello to a special human or two, to bring you wisdom from the cosmos, fruits, cakes and flowers, and a little warm company.

A visual synopsis of our fearless creator, Hannah:

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Tiers
MunBuddy
$3 or more per month 2 patrons

 Welcome to the family!

  • Early access to shop drops - you’ll be able to shop our new releases a full day sooner than our regular customers!
  • Access to bi-weekly Studio Sessions
    • Studio Sessions are live video chats where I will:
      • Draw special sketch requests
      • Share studio tips, including my favorite clays, glazes and tools, hand building tips, painting on clay and the real-deal facts about being a self-taught potter with a small business.
      • My theory? Anyone can make pottery! I’ll share how I was able to start making ceramics from home with a super tiny budget.
      • Live Q+A!
  • 10% off all orders as long as you’re a subscriber
MunMatey
$5 or more per month 0 patrons

 Welcome to the family!

  • Early access to shop drops - you’ll be able to shop our new releases a full day sooner than our regular customers!
  • Access to bi-weekly Studio Sessions
    • Studio Sessions are live video chats where I will:
      • Draw special sketch requests
      • Share studio tips, including my favorite clays, glazes and tools, hand building tips, painting on clay and the real-deal facts about being a self-taught potter with a small business.
      • My theory? Anyone can make pottery! I’ll share how I was able to start making ceramics from home with a super tiny budget.
      • Live Q+A!
  • 20% off all orders as long as long as you’re a subscriber
  • Free shipping on any order as long as you’re a subscriber
MunClub
$12 or more per month 0 patrons

 Welcome to the family!

  • Early access to shop drops - you’ll be able to shop our new releases a full day sooner than our regular customers!
  • Access to bi-weekly Studio Sessions
    • Studio Sessions are live video chats where I will:
      • Draw special sketch requests
      • Share studio tips, including my favorite clays, glazes and tools, hand building tips, painting on clay and the real-deal facts about being a self-taught potter with a small business.
      • My theory? Anyone can make pottery! I’ll share how I was able to start making ceramics from home with a super tiny budget.
      • Live Q+A!
  • 20% off all orders as long as long as you’re a subscriber
  • Free shipping on any order as long as you’re a subscriber
  • One full-size surprise Munbeibi sculpture delivered to you each season  (4 Munbeibis per year) 
  • First MunClub delivery will arrive after 3 months of membership, each subsequent delivery will be every three months, 4 times per year
  • One special birthday Munbeibi delivered in your birthday month
MunPopClub
$15 or more per month 0 patrons

 Welcome to the family!

  • Early access to shop drops - you’ll be able to shop our new releases a full day sooner than our regular customers!
  • Access to bi-weekly Studio Sessions
    • Studio Sessions are live video chats where I will:
      • Draw special sketch requests
      • Share studio tips, including my favorite clays, glazes and tools, hand building tips, painting on clay and the real-deal facts about being a self-taught potter with a small business.
      • My theory? Anyone can make pottery! I’ll share how I was able to start making ceramics from home with a super tiny budget.
      • Live Q+A!
  • 20% off all orders as long as long as you’re a subscriber
  • Free shipping on any order as long as you’re a subscriber
  • One full-size pop-culture themed Munbeibi sculpture delivered to you each season, including characters from our favorite shows - Twin Peaks, Stranger Things, X-Files, as well as 90’s/2000’s cartoons, comics, childhood story characters, Star Wars heroes, and more!
    (4 Munbeibis per year)
    First MunPopClub delivery will arrive after 3 months of membership, each subsequent delivery will be every three months, 4 times per year.
  • One special birthday Munbeibi delivered in your birthday month
MunCreator
$18 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons

 Welcome to the family!

  • Early access to shop drops - you’ll be able to shop our new releases a full day sooner than our regular customers!
  • Access to bi-weekly Studio Sessions
    • Studio Sessions are live video chats where I will:
      • Draw special sketch requests
      • Share studio tips, including my favorite clays, glazes and tools, hand building tips, painting on clay and the real-deal facts about being a self-taught potter with a small business.
      • My theory? Anyone can make pottery! I’ll share how I was able to start making ceramics from home with a super tiny budget.
      • Live Q+A!
  • 20% off all orders as long as long as you’re a subscriber
  • Free shipping on any order as long as you’re a subscriber
  • One custom-request themed Munbeibi sculpture delivered to you each season. Fill out a questionnaire each season and I’ll make a custom Munbeibi just for you! You’ll receive sketches and be able to contribute input during the creation of each of your custom Munbeibis.
    (4 Munbeibis per year)
    First MunCreator delivery will arrive after 3 months of membership, each subsequent delivery will be every three months, 4 times per year.
  • One special birthday Munbeibi delivered in your birthday month
MunMystic
$28 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons

 Welcome to the family!

  • Early access to shop drops - you’ll be able to shop our new releases a full day sooner than our regular customers!
  • Access to bi-weekly Studio Sessions
    • Studio Sessions are live video chats where I will:
      • Draw special sketch requests
      • Share studio tips, including my favorite clays, glazes and tools, hand building tips, painting on clay and the real-deal facts about being a self-taught potter with a small business.
      • My theory? Anyone can make pottery! I’ll share how I was able to start making ceramics from home with a super tiny budget.
      • Live Q+A!
  • 20% off all orders as long as long as you’re a subscriber
  • Free shipping on any order as long as you’re a subscriber
  • One full-size surprise Munbeibi sculpture delivered to you EACH MONTH.
    (12 Munbeibis per year)
    First MunMystic delivery will arrive after 1 month of membership, each subsequent delivery will be every month, 12 times per year.
  • One additional special birthday Munbeibi delivered in your birthday month