Below is information regarding travel, lodging, directions and some restaurant or places to eat.

Arrival and Lodging for TN Workshops: 

My phone number is (615) 512-0929. If you have urgent questions or problems, please feel free to call.  For non-urgent matters, email works better for my schedule. 


The workshop base is my studio: 1225 Breeden Rd., Charlotte, TN 37036.  This is also the address you may use should you need to ship any materials. Please mark them clearly with your name. 

 Arrivals by Plane: Nashville International Airport (airport code is BNA) is approximately 1 hour from the Charlotte, TN studio. You will need a rental car during your visit here. Charlotte is in the countryside, and rests in a triangle between Clarksville, Dickson, and Nashville.  

Arriving by Car from Nashville Area and Airport: The studio is located about 1 hour west of Nashville, TN, off of I-40. If coming from this direction, there are lots of options. Here is one we frequently use: 

Follow I-40 W and take exit #192 McCrory Lane, merge right toward Pegram 
1.2 mi 
Turn Left onto TN-1 W/US-70S W 
13.5 mi
Turn right onto TN-47
2.3 mi
Turn right onto TN-250 N
0.7 mi
Turn left onto Petty Rd
4.3 mi
Turn right onto Peabody Rd
0.1 mi
Take the 1st left onto Breeden Rd
Studio is on the right about half-way down Breeden Rd.  If you get to Hwy. 49, you missed us. 

There is a mailbox with numbers on the post. 


Charlotte is the county seat of Dickson County, and the town of Dickson is the nearest, larger town to us. This is also the nearest location for lodging.  You will want to consult a map for exact directions to the studio from your hotel. These locations are near Hwy. 70 and/or Hwy. 47. If you are going directly to your lodging from the airport, follow I-40 W but do not take exit #192 as mentioned above. Look for these exits instead: 

Hampton Inn, Days Inn, Best Western, and other similar chain hotels are located at exit #172 toward Dickson/Centerville and are about 17 miles from studio. Also check out the East Hills B&B. They aren't fancy, but the breakfasts are awesome. There is also Montgomery Bell State Park. Roads are curvy and you should allow about 35 minutes to get to the studio.  


Workshop / Studio Address 1225 Breeden Rd., Charlotte, TN 37036  (615) 512-0929 

Catfish Kitchen (optional dinner) 3069 Hwy. 70, White Bluff, TN 

Carl’s Perfect Pig (optional dinner)  4991 E. Hwy. 70, White Bluff, TN 

Don Chuys Mexican (optional dinner)  3379 Hwy. 48 N, Charlotte, TN

Where Can I Pick up Something for Lunch? 

 Welcome to rural Tennessee!  Here are a few places to pick up a sandwich, snacks, salad, etc.  A refrigerator is available for use. 
Cee Bee (small grocery) about 5 miles  White Bluff, TN 37036 .  I “think” it opens at 7:00 a.m. 
There is a Subway about 6 miles  3381 Hwy 48 N. ,Charlotte, TN 37036 Opens at 8:00 a.m. 
Corner Café  Downtown Charlotte, TN 37036 (approx. 3 miles from studio). Open for breakfast and lunch only 
Amish Country View Market (homemade sandwiches—and furniture) about 6 miles 3368 Hwy 48 N. ,Charlotte, TN 37036. Opens at 8:00 a.m. 

There are lots of groceries and restaurants along Hwy. 47 in Dickson. Dickson is the largest nearby town and has almost anything else you might need. If you are coming in from the airport or Nashville area, you may prefer to stop in Bellevue for groceries. There is a Kroger and a Publix there.