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About Us



Chad's love for pottery began in his high school ceramics class. He later earned a degree in Fine Arts with a focus in Pottery from Auburn University and opened Nelson Studio in 2008.  He now sells his pottery throughout the United States and worldwide. One day, while potterizing, Chad decided that if he could create something that would help people smile a little every day, it would be worth making. This idea sparked the birth of Ug Chugs and transformed Chad into 'that guy with the crazy face pottery'. No matter how busy he is, he still puts quite a bit of care into each piece he creates, from personally making every eye, tooth, and lip to hand-glazing each item. He loves creating his work, and he hopes you love using it! Follow along with his adventures on Facebook and Instragram to learn more about his process and story.