Kimberly Gray has been making pottery for more than 30 years. Born and raised near Annapolis Maryland, she was first introduced to pottery in a high school ceramics class in 1988. “From the moment I felt the clay glide through my hands on the potters wheel, I was hooked! Now, even after all these years, clay is still a mystery to me....an endless challenge that excites me every day!"
After continuing to take pottery classes throughout high school, Kimberly moved to the mountains of North Carolina where she attended Western Carolina University. Majoring in Ceramic Arts, she graduated with honors in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education.
Shortly after graduation, she established Mudpuppies Pottery and became a part-time studio potter, as well as a pottery instructor at a local college in Asheville, NC. After several years of teaching, it was time to devote all of her attention to the growing business and growing family.
In 2003, Kimberly married her husband Josh. They now have 4 beautiful children (Jacob 18, Aubrey 15, Jesse 13, and Sydney 10). In 2008 they built their dream home in a secluded cove in the woods on Little Cove Knob near Sylva, NC.
Her 1600 square foot pottery studio makes up the first floor of their home. From there, the sounds of a rushing creek and the beautiful surrounding Smoky Mountains help serve as her inspiration.
Visitors are welcome by appointment only.