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Michael A Crocker, with Melvin Crocker

Biography to Display: 

1956 Born Lulu, Georgia

EDUCATION

Learned from local traditional potters

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

Studio potter

 

Michael Crocker, is known for traditionally based wheel thrown stoneware functional wares. As a child he watched potters working on the wheel. Crocker began working as an apprentice with the various families known for generations as north Georgia potters.  At one time, Crocker made face jugs in collaboration with his brother, Melvin. These face jugs were thrown by Michael and decorated by Melvin. The brothers have separated their work and now produce in their own studios.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

 

 

 

 

the center for craft, creativity & design This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund grant from The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Inc.
   
southern highland craft guild The Archive of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

 

Typical Marks
1986
Pitcher
Date: 1986
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Combed, Slip
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Jug
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Combed, Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Face Jug
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Jeffrey Kuratnick. "The Marks Project." Last modified June 12, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/crocker