Mudslingers Pottery Studio


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. 

Mudslingers teaches introduction to basic pottery skills of pinching, coil-building, slab construction, and throwing on the potter’s wheel, as well as, an introduction to various glazing and firing processes. 


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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1ST SESSION - Registration & Payment due Friday, January 4, 2019
CHILDREN'S POTTERY CLASSES - Taught by Candace Gooch-Ward
Tuesdays - JAN 8, 15, 22, 29   FEB 5, 19 (no class on FEB 12)
Grades 2nd - 4th: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Grades 5th - 8th: 4:45 - 6:00pm
Mud Exhibit: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 5:30pm at Mudslingers Studio

ADULT POTTERY CLASSES - Taught by Candace Gooch-Ward
Thursdays - JAN 10, 17, 24, 31   FEB 21, 28 (no class on FEB 7 or 14)
5:30 - 8:00pm
Mud Exhibit: Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 5:30pm at Mudslingers Studio

2ND SESSION - Registration & Payment due Friday, March 14, 2019

CHILDREN'S POTTERY CLASSES - Taught by Candace Gooch-Ward
Tuesdays - MARCH 19  APRIL 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (no class on MAR 26)
Grades 2nd - 4th: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Grades 5th - 8th: 4:45 - 6:00pm
Mud Exhibit: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 5:30pm at Mudslingers Studio

ADULT POTTERY CLASSES - Taught by Candace Gooch-Ward
Thursdays - MARCH 21, 28   APRIL 4, 11, 18, 25   
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Mud Exhibit: Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 5:30pm at Mudslingers Studio

Children's Pottery Class Fees are $120

Adult Pottery Class Fees  are $170

Participant Rules

  1. Participants are expected to arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before class is scheduled to begin. The teacher needs time in between classes to clean and prepare for the next class.
  2. Parents must be prompt in the pickup of their participants.
  3. No food, gum, or drink is allowed in the studio.
  4. Please notify the instructor if you will be missing a class. Projects that take place during your absence can not be made up.

The Dixie reserves the right to dismiss and not enroll participants for the following reasons:

  • Disruptive behavior
  • Disregard to instructions
  • Possession of tobacco, alcohol, drugs or weapons.


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.

  • 191 Court Square
  • Huntingdon, Tennessee 38344
  • (731) 986-2100