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Mary Compton

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Potter, Pigeon Forge Pottery, Pigeon Forge Tennessee


Mary Compton was a studio potter at Pigeon Forge Pottery. Douglas Ferguson and his wife Ruth founded Pigeon Forge Pottery in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in 1946. Red clay found near the pottery was used to make thrown or slip cast wares finished with matte glazes and slip decoration. 

The production includes animal figurines as well a full line of functional wares. In addition to the Fergusons and Compton, there were a number of studio workers. The pottery closed in 2000.




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Typical Marks
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Jeffrey Kuratnick. "The Marks Project." Last modified June 23, 2023.