Black Belt Academy
4885 West Boulevard • Poplar Bluff Missouri 63901 • 573.785.KICK (5425)


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Aldrich Valley Pottery

Aldrich Valley Pottery

Cindy Martin is the creative genius at Aldrich Valley Pottery in Van Buren.

As an art major, Cindy's passion for clay began in college. She moved on to work in studios in Northern California and Mississippi and then traveled to England for a year of intensive work.

She started her present studio in the rugged hills of the Missouri Ozarks in 1982. She's devoted her work to the alternative firing methods for the past six years.

"The challenges continue to fascinate me as the elements of the accidental unite with the creative process."