One question I receive from a lot of brides is… what are some fun bachelorette party activities in Nashville? And although there are the usual shopping spots and honkey tonking downtown, there are a lot of the hidden gems in the Nashville area like Old School Farm Pottery! Yes – Old School Farm Pottery is available for bridal parties, bridal showers and wedding activities to rent out and create some incredible pottery pieces with all of your closest friends. Their space on the Old School Farm is available to fully rent or reserve some spots for a small group of friends. And if you’re looking for great date night ideas in Nashville, Old School Farm Pottery is the way to go. Plus, if you’re looking to have a good time and give back, Old School is a non profit organization that employs people with disabilities. Keep reading to hear more from Dustin!
Tell us about Old School Farm, the pottery studio + how long you’ve been in business!
Dustin: The Old School Farm, a non profit organization, was founded in 2013 on the grounds of the Old Wade Elementary School in the Bells Bend area of Nashville. Our mission is to provide meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities to people with disabilities through agriculture, art, and education. In 2013 we began farming on what used to be the old playground. We started with just a few hand tools and seeds. Today our agriculture program is in the top 1% of all farms its size in the country. Farming on just 1.7 acres Old School Farm has been able to produce enough produce to employee 9 people during the summer months.
In addition to farming, the Old School Farm recently began a first rate pottery studio offering production ware, corporate events, parties, and classes to the general public. Our pottery studio and agriculture program along with our education program work together in bringing field trips and school groups to our farm to learn about how things grow and how things are made.
How did you get started in weddings + what attracts couples to Old School Pottery?
Dustin: We began working on creating specialty pottery pieces for bridal parties to use during their special day. We soon realized that our space was perfect for offering bridal parties a chance to create on their own and enjoy time together through clay making. Today we offer private parties a chance to rent out our studio and enjoy a fun filled day of creating before the big day arrives. Plus, our unique setting in an old school surrounded by our farm and beauty of Bells Bend is something that attracts bridal parties to our studio.
What’s the philosophy behind Old School Pottery + what are your strengths?
Dustin: Our philosophy is to provide meaningful and sustainable employment for people with disabilities through agriculture, art, and education. We are the only non profit pottery studio in the area and we are specifically geared toward employment of people with disabilities.
Is there anything else you’d like to share about Old School Pottery?
Dustin: All proceeds generated by sales of our parties, classes, crops, or other goods goes directly back to employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
Thanks for sharing all about Old School Farm Pottery with us, Dustin! You can check out more on Old School Farm Pottery for your Nashville bachelor or bachelorette party here online. You can also check out their Instagram page for the latest!