Photo credit: Amanda Howse Photography

Hi!  We are husband and wife team, Mark and Eileen Hudak.  We opened Throwing Mud Gallery in January 2011. Since then we’ve provided a friendly spot for people to create and buy beautiful handmade items.

Mark was required to take a pottery class in college for his art major and the minute he started throwing on the wheel, he was hooked. In 1977, he moved to Tacoma from Chicago to teach school, but pottery eventually became his full-time work. He enjoys making functional items that people use in their daily living. Working from his home studio, he sold his work at many of the fine arts and crafts fairs and galleries in the Northwest. His work is available at Throwing Mud Gallery.

Eileen is a Tacoma native and worked in the corporate world as a web developer until December 2009. While Mark is in charge of the pottery studio, Eileen manages the gallery, class registration, the paint your own pottery studio, and the business side of Throwing Mud Gallery.