Hello, I'm Kevin, aka: Captain Mudslinger !
Yes . . . I have a sense of humor.
One needs to laugh a little in this world.
I've been making Art for over 40 years,
and have been doing what needs to be done to get by, while making Art.
I've been able to create a place where
people can come and explore their creativity thru clay.
I love to create beautiful things and to help others do the same,
be it with clay, paint, pastel or
what ever material the creative process calls for.
my motto: Have Fun & Love.
which means: Enjoy the gift of today and put others first.
My name is Kevin P. O’Hara. I’ve been making Art for as long as I can remember and whether it’s a blessing or a curse, I’ve always been creative and making something. I have a BS in Art from Illinois State University 1982, and a BS in Broadcast Communications, with a Bible minor from North Central Bible College, 1991 – Minneapolis, MN. For over 40 years I’ve been throwing pottery, drawing, painting, sculpting and finally I’ve built my first reduction gas fired kiln. She purrs like a kitten, or like a rocket. She reaches temperature using 2 liquid propane burners and the colors are fantastic.
If I were to have a slogan it would be “Have Fun and Love.” The translation would be, to enjoy the gift of today and put others first. When my son was 5 ½ years old he asked, “What’s life for?” I said, “ahhhhhh.” 3 seconds later he said, “I know, it’s to have fun, and . . . to love!” (translation: Enjoy the gift of today and put others first.) So that is my philosophy for Mudslinger Pottery. I’ve tried to create a nice, relaxing, happy place where people can come and be creative, encourage each other and have fun playing with clay.
Special Thanks to my wife, who believes in me and allowed us to move to Afton, MN and invest in a dream that has, and is coming to pass.