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Dwayne Crocker: Expressions in Clay

novDwayne Crocker: Expressions in Clay

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The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia is proud to present its latest featured
exhibit: Dwayne Crocker: Expressions in Clay, which opens on November 4. The exhibit will be on display
until May 3, 2024.
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
worked at Wilson Pottery for 2 years and then made production garden-ware at Craven Pottery for 24
years before opening his own pottery shop in 1999.
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
“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.”
A reception to honor Crocker and his work will be held on Friday, November 10 from 5:00 p.m.
to 8:00 p.m. The event is free and open to all. Guests will enjoy live music, light refreshments, and an
interview with the potter. A silent auction will also take place, giving attendees a chance to take folk
pottery home. The proceeds go to the Folk Pottery Museum. For more information or to RSVP, email
folkpotterymuseum@snca.org or call the museum at 706-878-3300 x307.
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.
The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia is a property of the Sautee Nacoochee
Community Association, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Events at the Folk Pottery Museum of
Northeast Georgia are supported, in part, by the Swanson Family Foundation. To learn more, visit


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