From our hands to yours...

The Mudd Gang welcomes you to enjoy our handcrafted pottery and story.  We work daily in view of the Mississippi River in Alton, IL.  Since 1983 all of our pottery has been made by skilled loving hands right in our studio.  We pride ourselves in quality and craftsmanship of our wares made for durability and daily use.  We invite you to stop in and experience our lovely pottery and watch us make our pieces right before your eyes.  To learn more about our story, history and process please click our “about us” tab. 


video credit Route 3 Films, Alton CVB

video credit Enjoy Illinois

Current Events

Contact Us

Thanks! Message sent.

Saturday Jan 8th    10am-2:00pm
Sunday Jan 9th       CLOSED
Monday Jan 10th    CLOSED
Tuesday Jan 11th     CLOSED

Otherwise open for regular posted
business hours.  Tuesdays by chance only.  

Join our mailing list

Never miss a sale or event



Click the underlined text link above to get a 360 tour of Mississippi Mud Pottery

Do you offer classes?
And other similar questions can be answered on our FAQ Page.
How to care for my pottery?
And other similar questions can be answered on our Pottery Care Page.
Interested in a custom order?
Please read our Custom Order Page. 

We are pleased to announce that we are OPEN for regular hours. 

Please review our Covid-19 store policies below.


-If you feel unwell or are currently awaiting COVID test results do not enter. 

-Facemasks are recommended, but not required.

-We have hand sanitizer available, and hand washing stations.  

We Care!  We have rearranged our showroom to make it more open and offer more space to accommodate social distancing.  We have relocated our work stations to the back room as well to reduce the number of people in our showroom.  If you are not comfortable shopping in person we will still be offering curbside pick-up, contact-less pick-up, and we are always happy to ship!  We are always happy to email or text images of current available inventory to assist your shopping.