Mudluscious Pottery & Gardens sits in a mountain valley not far from Mars Hill. Here Cindy Trisler and Rod Bowling work together in organic gardening and in producing pottery. Their 15-acre property features historical structures including an 1840’s-era log cabin and 1932 tobacco barn that serves today as a workplace and storage facility. Rod and Cindy acquired the property in 2002 when they moved to Madison County from Asheville.
Cindy has been a potter for over 25 years. Her work is colorful, functional, and often inspired by flowers and animals. Initially, the pottery studio was in the cabin, but when a large hemlock tree had to come down, Rod and friends gave it a new life as a studio and showroom. The showroom is on the first floor of the two-story building, which also includes a large root cellar for storing clay, vegetables, home-canned goods, bulk grains, and more.
Visitors to Mudluscious Pottery & Gardens can enjoy the pottery showroom with a selection of Cindy’s pottery ranging from practical to whimsical bowls, plates, cups and face-mugs, saltshakers, and specialty items. Cindy also teaches an introduction to the wheel class for small groups. Visitors might also be interested in the extensive gardens. In addition to open gardens, they have two small hoop houses and a large ‘high-tunnel’. Food is in production year-round.
If we’re home, we’re open. Please call ahead.