The owners of The Painted Pig, a paint-your-own pottery and DIY studio in Little Rock, have announced the opening of a sister studio offering pottery wheel instruction. Located in west Little Rock’s Pleasant Ridge shopping center, The Muddy Pig will offer group classes and private lessons for a variety of skill levels. “We’ve always been asked if we would offer pottery wheel classes at The Painted Pig, and when we moved to a larger location in 2019, the plan was to start it there,” says co-owner Allie Nottingham.
“We decided in summer 2021 that we wanted to finally expand and this should be its own studio.” All classes and “try-it nights” will be available on a reservation basis, and open-studio memberships for access to clay and wheels any time during store hours will eventually be offered to those with more advanced skills. “We’re really hoping to build a pottery community, and also continue what we started when we opened The Painted Pig almost 15 years ago,” Allie says. The Muddy Pig aims to open by the end of the year at 11525 Cantrell Road, Suite 912.
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This story originally appeared in the December 2021 issue of At Home in Arkansas. Image courtesy of The Muddy Pig