Munbeibi is creating Ceramics
4
patrons
$47
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

Welcome to the family!

Early access to shop drops - you'll be able to shop our new releases a full day sooner! 

Let's chat during bi-weekly video chat Studio Sessions

  • I'll draw special sketch requests & host Q+A
  • Share studio tips: clays, glazing and tools, hand building, painting on clay, best marketing and business practices
  • My theory? Anyone can make pottery! I’ll share how I was able to start making ceramics from home with a super tiny budget
     

10% Off all orders as long as you're a subscriber

MunMatey
$5 or more per month

Welcome to the family!
Early access to shop drops - you'll be able to shop our new releases a full day sooner!   

Let's chat during bi-weekly video chat Studio Sessions

  • I'll draw special sketch requests & host Q+A, share studio tips: clays, glazing and tools, hand building, painting on clay, best marketing and business practices


20% off  and free shipping on all orders at munbeibi.com as long as long as you’re a subscriber

MunClub
$12 or more per month

Welcome to the family!
Early access to shop drops - you'll be able to shop our new releases a full day sooner!


Let's chat during bi-weekly video chat Studio Sessions

  • I'll draw special sketch requests & host Q+A, share studio tips: clays, glazing and tools, hand building, painting on clay, best marketing and business practices

20% off and free shipping on all orders at munbeibi.com as long as long as you’re a subscriber


Four surprise Munbeibi sculptures delivered to your door!
(4 surprise 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)


Plus one mini birthday Munbeibi delivered in your birthday month

MunCreator
$18 or more per month only 4 left

Welcome to the family!
Early access to shop drops - you'll be able to shop our new releases a full day sooner!


Let's chat during bi-weekly video chat Studio Sessions

  • I'll draw special sketch requests & host Q+A, share studio tips: clays, glazing and tools, hand building, painting on clay, best marketing and business practices


20% off and free shipping on all orders at munbeibi.com as long  as you’re a subscriber


Four Custom Munbeibi sculptures delivered to your door!

  • 4 custom-request 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. 
  • 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 your custom Munbeibis.


Plus one mini birthday Munbeibi delivered in your birthday month

MunMystic
$28 or more per month (sold out!)

Welcome to the family!
Early access to shop drops - you'll be able to shop our new releases a full day sooner!


Let's chat during bi-weekly video chat Studio Sessions

  • I'll draw special sketch requests & host Q+A, share studio tips: clays, glazing and tools, hand building, painting on clay, best marketing and business practices


20% off and free shipping on all orders at munbeibi.com as long as you’re a subscriber


Twelve Munbeibi sculptures delivered to your door!

  • 12 Munbeibis per year: 4 custom-requests, plus 8 surprise Munbeibis!
  • 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 your custom Munbeibis.
  • First MunMystic delivery will arrive after 1 month of membership, each subsequent delivery will be every month, 12 times per year. 


Plus one mini birthday Munbeibi delivered in your birthday month

MunTote
$48 or more per month

Just want to contribute this one time? 


Contribute with this tier and you'll receive a sturdy Munbeibi tote bag, plus one custom Munbeibi sculpture! We'll go ahead and end your patronage once your order has shipped.

You'll also receive 20% off and free shipping on all orders at munbeibi.com during your month as a subscriber.


Thank you!

MunStein
$68 or more per month

Just want to contribute this one time? 

Contribute with this tier and you'll receive a white and gold Munbeibi beer stein, plus one custom Munbeibi sculpture! We'll go ahead and end your patronage once your order has shipped.

You'll also receive 20% off and free shipping on all orders at munbeibi.com during your month as a subscriber.

Thank you!

MunLunch
$88 or more per month

Just want to contribute this one time? 

Contribute with this tier and you'll receive a blue and white Munbeibi lunchbox, plus one custom Munbeibi sculpture! We'll go ahead and end your patronage once your order has shipped.

You'll also receive 20% off and free shipping on all orders at munbeibi.com during your month as a subscriber.

Thank you!

Goals
$47 of $200 per month
If I am able to reach $200 per month, I'll be able to release new Munbeibi collections every other month, rather than 4 times per year!
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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

Welcome to the family!

Early access to shop drops - you'll be able to shop our new releases a full day sooner! 

Let's chat during bi-weekly video chat Studio Sessions

  • I'll draw special sketch requests & host Q+A
  • Share studio tips: clays, glazing and tools, hand building, painting on clay, best marketing and business practices
  • My theory? Anyone can make pottery! I’ll share how I was able to start making ceramics from home with a super tiny budget
     

10% Off all orders as long as you're a subscriber

MunMatey
$5 or more per month

Welcome to the family!
Early access to shop drops - you'll be able to shop our new releases a full day sooner!   

Let's chat during bi-weekly video chat Studio Sessions

  • I'll draw special sketch requests & host Q+A, share studio tips: clays, glazing and tools, hand building, painting on clay, best marketing and business practices


20% off  and free shipping on all orders at munbeibi.com as long as long as you’re a subscriber

MunClub
$12 or more per month

Welcome to the family!
Early access to shop drops - you'll be able to shop our new releases a full day sooner!


Let's chat during bi-weekly video chat Studio Sessions

  • I'll draw special sketch requests & host Q+A, share studio tips: clays, glazing and tools, hand building, painting on clay, best marketing and business practices

20% off and free shipping on all orders at munbeibi.com as long as long as you’re a subscriber


Four surprise Munbeibi sculptures delivered to your door!
(4 surprise 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)


Plus one mini birthday Munbeibi delivered in your birthday month

MunCreator
$18 or more per month only 4 left

Welcome to the family!
Early access to shop drops - you'll be able to shop our new releases a full day sooner!


Let's chat during bi-weekly video chat Studio Sessions

  • I'll draw special sketch requests & host Q+A, share studio tips: clays, glazing and tools, hand building, painting on clay, best marketing and business practices


20% off and free shipping on all orders at munbeibi.com as long  as you’re a subscriber


Four Custom Munbeibi sculptures delivered to your door!

  • 4 custom-request 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. 
  • 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 your custom Munbeibis.


Plus one mini birthday Munbeibi delivered in your birthday month

MunMystic
$28 or more per month (sold out!)

Welcome to the family!
Early access to shop drops - you'll be able to shop our new releases a full day sooner!


Let's chat during bi-weekly video chat Studio Sessions

  • I'll draw special sketch requests & host Q+A, share studio tips: clays, glazing and tools, hand building, painting on clay, best marketing and business practices


20% off and free shipping on all orders at munbeibi.com as long as you’re a subscriber


Twelve Munbeibi sculptures delivered to your door!

  • 12 Munbeibis per year: 4 custom-requests, plus 8 surprise Munbeibis!
  • 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 your custom Munbeibis.
  • First MunMystic delivery will arrive after 1 month of membership, each subsequent delivery will be every month, 12 times per year. 


Plus one mini birthday Munbeibi delivered in your birthday month

MunTote
$48 or more per month

Just want to contribute this one time? 


Contribute with this tier and you'll receive a sturdy Munbeibi tote bag, plus one custom Munbeibi sculpture! We'll go ahead and end your patronage once your order has shipped.

You'll also receive 20% off and free shipping on all orders at munbeibi.com during your month as a subscriber.


Thank you!

MunStein
$68 or more per month

Just want to contribute this one time? 

Contribute with this tier and you'll receive a white and gold Munbeibi beer stein, plus one custom Munbeibi sculpture! We'll go ahead and end your patronage once your order has shipped.

You'll also receive 20% off and free shipping on all orders at munbeibi.com during your month as a subscriber.

Thank you!

MunLunch
$88 or more per month

Just want to contribute this one time? 

Contribute with this tier and you'll receive a blue and white Munbeibi lunchbox, plus one custom Munbeibi sculpture! We'll go ahead and end your patronage once your order has shipped.

You'll also receive 20% off and free shipping on all orders at munbeibi.com during your month as a subscriber.

Thank you!