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Roger Corn’s Pottery

Roger Corn’s whimsical pottery pieces are the fruits of decades of work and a non-stop sense of whimsy.

Roger Corn is one of the most acclaimed North Georgia potters and is very traditional in nature.

Roger started working in clay in the 1980’s, working for and apprenticing with several of the more established and experienced potters. Working alongside these very fine folk potters greatly influenced Roger and his work.

Some years later, he branched out, taking his knowledge and his on-the-job training, and for the last 25 years, he has been out on his own as a full-time potter. Enjoying what he did so much, he encouraged his family, wife and two sons, to “pot” with him. One son did for a short while, and his wife would aid in the embellishments of his pieces, creating and decorating his pitchers and vases with grapes and such, but as time passed and life moved on, Roger is, again, back on his own.

The technical aspects of Roger’s pottery production rivals all others, and his glaze mixtures are stellar. His latest venture is using wrapping paper in the firing process, which creates an indescribable, but beautiful, finish on his face jugs and vases. He is best known for his long-faced face jugs, face teapots, and vases. Special pieces, such as his razorback hogs, multiple-faced jugs, and the infamous porcupine significantly add diversity to any pottery collection and are highly sought after in the folk pottery community.

To see many of Roger Corn’s pottery pieces, visit Around Back at Rocky’s Place in person at 3631 Highway 53 East, Dawsonville, Georgia, or on the web at aroundbackatrockysplace.com. Hours are Saturdays 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Sundays, 1:00 to 5:00 P.M., and by appointment. Contact them at (706) 265-6030 and gallery@aroundbackatrockysplace.com.

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