Our exclusive Puddin' Pots, hand thrown pots, were designed and created by Greg Pace. Each numbered pot is unique with slight variations that occur with handmade products. With subtle banana handles, each Puddin' Pot will hold about two quarts and is marked with the year it was made.
These pots were commissioned by the National Banana Pudding Festival starting in 2011. Each year less than 100 pots are made and delivered to the festival. A large portion of these are used in the National Banana Pudding Cook-Off and Auction. The rest are available for purchase while supplies last.
The potter: Greg Pace began doing pottery at the age of 10 when he took a throwing course at the activities center in Fort Hollabird Army Base in Baltimore, Maryland. Pace graduated from the University of Florida in 1977 with a fine arts degree with emphasis in sculpture and pottery. He did graduate work at East Tennessee State University, and taught hand throwing and altering techniques at community colleges. During this time, Pace maintained a studio and traveled the art show circuit from Florida to California.
After 17 years of splitting time between working as a plastics engineer in Nashville by day and making pots in his Hickman County home studio by night, Pace left engineering in 2007 to start his family business, Greg Pace Pottery. He produces beautiful functional items, such as mugs, bowls, teapots, and urns, as well as more imaginative pieces.
Even while Greg has been in East Tennessee working on his Masters in Fine Arts, he has still managed to create these beautiful and very functional works of art.
These pots can be used in the oven.