Welcome to Mud Dabbers

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Welcome to Mud Dabbers Pottery of Brevard! We’re pleased to offer one of the largest selections of locally produced pottery in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Originally established as a family business in 1988 by the John O. Dodson family, the store now features the works of over 25 local potters.

In addition to our store gallery, visitors are welcome to view the working studio located next door. Much of our pottery is fired in kilns onsite.

Mud Dabbers is located in a historic general store building (1922) located on the banks of Dunn’s Creek, just four miles south of downtown Brevard on Greenville Hwy/US Hwy 276. We’re located about 40 minutes from Hendersonville, NC; 50 minutes from Asheville, NC and about 1 hour from Greenville, SC, in the beautiful French Broad River Valley.

Our regular shoppers love checking out our “tired and flawed” section where we offer at a discount pots which have been around too long or are slightly flawed. Many a treasure is found on these shelves! We also offer custom wedding registries with a wide variety of items available.

One of the most anticipated events of the year is our Holiday Open House held the second weekend of December. This year’s dates are December 11-13, 2015. Join us for pottery demonstrations, live music, refreshments, and of course, great locally made pottery.

We also spearhead the Empty Bowl Soup Lunch each spring, one of the major fundraisers for the Bread of Life Free Community Kitchen. Our potters donate handmade bowls which are sold to benefit the Bread of Life, which feeds the hungry of Transylvania County. This year’s event will be Saturday, March 28 from 11 am – 2 pm in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church of Brevard.

The group pottery classes and pottery camps we have offered in the past through the Carwile-Dodson Studio are now being run by a local non-profit organization, Mountain Roots, and held at the Tranyslvania Community Arts Council.  To see the schedule of classes, visit mountainroots.org.  We do offer private lessons at our studio.  To make arrangements for individual or group lessons, please call us at (828) 884-5131.

We hope you’ll be able to come by our shop soon!