Welcome to the Yummy Mud Puddle!


Ten acres of majestic forest where the home and studios of potter, Claudia Dunaway, and mixed media artist, John D. Richards, overlook the Black Mountains and Burnsville, North Carolina. The gallery also features handmade textile wearables by Kathryn Lynch.

A charming vacation rental is also located on the property, and will accommodate six guests in comfort.

Come sit on the dock, feed the fish in the pond, and absorb the serenity awaiting you at the Yummy Mud Puddle.

The Artists and Their Work:

Upcoming Events

Toe River Holiday Studio Tour

December 2-4. 10-5 each day. Yancey and Mitchell counties in Western North Carolina. Artist Reception on December 2nd at the Toe River Arts Council in Spruce Pine from 5:30 to 7:30. Special treats, hot cider, cheesy biscuits, and chocolate at the Yummy Mud Puddle all weekend long. Join John, Claudia and Kathryn for this fun weekend of handmade holiday shopping.