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. 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'.

Now he works with is wife to create unique handmade pottery and sells his pottery throughout the United States and worldwide. No matter how busy they are, they still put quite a bit of care into each piece. They love creating their work, and they hope you love using it! Follow along with his adventures on Facebook and Instragram to learn more about Chad's process and story.