Dwayne Crocker: Expressions in Clay
Nov 4, 2023 - May 3, 2024

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 collection. "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 5pm to 8:00pm 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 or call the museum at 706-878-3300 x307.

Video of Dwayne Crocker interview