Mud Puddle Pottery Brings the Community Together in Pegram

Mud Puddle Pottery
photo: Mud Puddle Pottery Facebook

Just 20 minutes west of downtown Nashville is a laid-back community of artists who come together to make beautiful things at Mud Puddle Pottery. For 18 years, owner Sharon Ingram has been offering a variety of classes and workshops that allow residents to explore their creative side.

Ingram has been a ceramics artist for more than 25 years. Wishing to share her talents and help developing artists explore theirs, she began offering a variety of classes in pottery wheel, clay hand-building, sculpture, copper smithing and painting. There are occasional Raku firing workshops which turn out lovely pieces. Classes are open to anyone interested in exploring their artistic talent be they six or eighty. She also teaches a couples pottery class that looks like a scene out of the movie “Ghost”.

The studio is equipped with the best supplies and equipment available. In the studio store, students can buy Laguna clay and AMACO glazes, as well as pottery wheels, kilns, pottery tools, bats and more.

Six-week beginning pottery classes are offered frequently, as are painting classes with Lynn Looney and sculpture classes with Nan Jacobson.

“All instructors are professional artists who do this for their living,” explained Ingram. “They develop a following…It’s amazing to watch everyone progress from when they start their classes.”

Mud Puddle Pottery opened in 2004 in a smaller building down the road from the current one, which is located across the street and the railroad tracks from the Depot Community Center and Red Caboose. Ingram moved locations in 2009 and also opened the Harpeth Art Center and Gallery in the same building.

The Gallery allows local artists and some of the best regional artists to show and sell their creations. Rose Littrell, whose work includes the horses in the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville, as well as the giant bees in front of the Community Foundation of Nashville, has had art there according to a Tennessee Crossroads story.

Information about upcoming classes can be found on Mud Puddle Gallery’s website or Facebook page.

Mud Puddle Pottery
462 US-70
Pegram, TN 37143
(615) 646-6644
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.


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