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In the spring of 1966 the father of my best friend invited me to sit at his potter’s wheel. On that day I fell in love with clay and the potter’s life. After art school and a short apprenticeship in Denmark, I set up my own studio in Maine in 1971, the heyday of the American Crafts movement. For twenty years I made pots, went to trade shows and sold my work through galleries in the US and Japan. Eventually I burned out and lost the joy of working with clay. I felt I was just repeating pots to satisfy the wholesale market. I quit for five years. In 1996, after building a new house and studio, I returned to clay and promised myself that, above all, I would have fun.With our custom trip planner, Bar Harbor attractions like Rocky Mann - Studio Potter can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
My work now revolves around using clay as a canvas. Making Raku pottery and Saggar Ware pottery. I spend 30% of my time making the pots and 70% of my time decorating them. I use images from nature to create graphic patterns and themes on the pottery. No two pieces are alike. The images are always changing as I refine them. And I am having fun.
Rocky Mann - Studio Potter Reviews
We stop in every year. Our home is full of his work. It’s a must stop for anyone who loves beautifully crafted and unusual pottery. Rocky is also a very nice man to simply chat with. It’s worth the... more »
Stopped in with my wife and 2 young boys and was thoroughly impressed by both the work and the welcome. Mr. Mann was amazingly friendly and kept our boys entertained while the grownups tried our best.... more »
What talent, beautiful pottery. Love what we bought!
Unique methods and resulting unpredictable designs on many pieces. Very friendly as well.
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