Beth Smith

Beth Smith | Booth 508
Birmingham, AL
IG: @mudtownpottery | FB: Mudtown Pottery

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I create handmade pottery that I hope will be used and enjoyed everyday. All  products are wheel thrown or hand built and each piece goes through two firings to produce durable and beautiful work that will withstand daily use.  As mom to four grown children, I understand the chaos and commotion that goes along with raising a family so I try  to make things that will stand up to the demands of daily life.

I chose the name Mudtown for my studio because it comes from the history of this place we have called home, Cahaba Heights, for nearly 30 years.  Native Americans once lived right along the banks of the Cahaba River, raising their families in this community that we have loved for so long. Back then, the area was known as Mudtown.  The maker’s mark I use on my pottery is a nod to the Cahaba Lily, a breathtakingly beautiful flower that is unique to the Cahaba River. It is a simple, yet beautiful, reminder of God’s love and care for us.