Mudslingers Pottery Studio provides visual arts education programs that empower students of all ages to embrace their artistic abilities, grow and gain confidence in those abilities, and open doors to a life of creative excellence.
The Study of Visual Arts provides life skills grounded in a disciplined work ethic that is paramount to success for any craft and for all of life.
Lori Neal Nolen, founder of Mudslingers Studio, is a native of Paris, TN. Lori is a graduate of Union University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics having studied in France, England, and Italy. She received her Master of Fine Arts at The University of Georgia. Lori was Artist in Residence at Alfred University in Alfred, NY, a Teaching Assistant at UGA Studies Abroad Art Program in Cortona, Italy, and Assistant Professor of Ceramic Art and Art History at Union University in Jackson, TN. Lori is now Executive Director at The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center and continues to create and instruct at Mudslingers. Lori resides here in Huntingdon.
Candace Gooch-Ward, Instructor, is a graduate of Union University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts, Ceramics and Sculpture. Candace interned at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in East Tennessee during college. She is a Carroll County native and Clarksburg High School alumni. In addition to instructing at Mudslingers, Candance is the Art Department Secretary at Union University and continues to create in her personal studio in Jackson, TN.
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Spring 2017 Class Schedule
Grades 2nd - 4th: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Grades 5th - 8th: 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
Dates: January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27 and March 6
Class has a 10 student limit.
MUD EXHIBIT for all classes @ 5:30 pm on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Mudslingers Studio.
Fees: $120/per student (includes material fees)
Class Description: Classes will consist of an introduction to basic pottery skills of pinching, coil-building, slab construction, and throwing on the potter’s wheel. The student will also be introduced to various glazing and firing processes.
The DYT reserves the right to dismiss and not enroll participants for the following reasons:
Mudslingers Studio is sponsored in part by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission. When the Tennessee Arts Commission was created in 1967, it was given a special mandate by the General Assembly to stimulate and encourage the presentation of performing, visual and literary arts throughout the state and to encourage public interest in the cultural heritage of Tennessee. Through a variety of programs, the Commission has encouraged excellence in artistic expression through the state’s artists and arts organizations. That commitment has continued to expand through the years to ensure that the citizens of Tennessee have access to, and the opportunity to participate in the arts.