The Great River Road Pottery & Wood Shop

Erin and Bud Garrison
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Latitude: 39.36848 Longitude: -90.902384 Elevation: 455 ft


Erin creates thrown and hand built functional pottery in her studio/gallery. Bud builds cottage furniture finished with authentic milk paint. The gallery also offers beautifully hand-turned wooden bowls crafted by a Columbia, Missouri artist who uses a wide variety of native Missouri woods.

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The Garrisons participated in the downtown revitalization of Clarksville. In 2002, they purchased and restored the building they now occupy as their studio and retail shop overlooking the Mississippi river. They live in downtown Clarksville near their studio and are active in the community. Erin helped found the Artist Guild.

Erin's style is influenced by her education and training in North Carolina and her thirty years of experience crafting stoneware in the South and Midwest. Her love of the outdoors is apparent in the addition of flower pots, birdhouses and bird feeders to her line of functional pottery.  

Bud enjoys working with customers to build their own design ideas into traditional pine cottage furniture.  Their choice of old-fashioned milk paint colors makes each piece even more unique.

Talking with visitors is a tradition in Clarksville. Erin and Bud invite you to stop by for a chat while they work in their studio.

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