Matthew Gaddie

The Meadows Pottery Studio and Gallery




Contact Information:


2186 Woodlawn Road
Bardstown, KY 40004
Located on Highway 605 (Woodlawn Road) just minutes from historic downtown Bardstown.

Studio Description:

In 2003, I was forced to postpone my higher education due to a lack of funding. Thus in 2004, The Meadows Pottery was born out of my desire to continue to work in clay. The initial incarnation was unimpressive. The entire studio was piled into the corner of a small two car garage. The finish firings took place in a tiny soda kiln that was wheeled in and out of my garage by means of a cart. By the following fall, I was juried into two important and well respected art associations and was exhibiting in galleries, taking wholesale orders, and doing craft fairs. Over the last six years, I have built the business up far beyond its humble beginnings. I have been able to fund with pottery sales, a large kiln shed, both a wood kiln and a soda kiln, and a 1400 square foot studio, gallery, and bunkhouse. All of these facilities are located together on our family’s historic farm called “The Meadows.” Now with better funding, I am attending graduate level courses at Hood College, and hope to have completed my studies and receive a MFA degree by the fall of 2014.


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