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Dwayne Crocker: Expressions in ClayThe Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia presents its latest featured exhibit: Dwayne Crocker: ­­­Expressions in Clay, which opened November 4. The exhibit will be on display until May 3, 2024.
Crocker’s work is traditional with an expressive twist. He uses Georgia red clay and mixes his own glazes to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Visitors to the Museum can experience his work through an exhibition of select pieces that showcase his sculptural mastery. The exhibit features face jugs, snake jugs, roosters, and commemorative UGA pieces on loan from private collections as well as the artist’s collection.
Crocker grew up in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains in Lula and later Gillsville. Both towns are traditional pottery communities where Dwayne witnessed potters creating their wares. He learned and worked at Wilson Pottery and also made production garden-ware before opening his own pottery shop in 1999.
“Dwayne’s work is infused with a tremendous amount of expression, movement, and life.” says Folk Pottery Museum Director Emily DeFoor. “The sculptural elements of his pottery demonstrate his years of dedication to his craft.”
The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia is open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. It is located at 283 Highway 255 North, ¼ mile north of the intersection with Georgia Highway 17, and four miles southeast of Alpine Helen. For more information visit www.folkpotterymuseum.com or call 706-878-3300.

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