Clay tells the story of Georgia's rich folk pottery
tradition--the historical forces that shaped it and the families and
individual artisans who continue to keep it alive.
pioneering book marked the first intensive study of a southern
state's pottery heritage and the first major examination of a native
Georgia art form.
Drawing on interviews with practicing potters, John A. Burrison ranges
widely in his coverage, providing discussions of the folk potters'
contributions to Georgia life and their place in southern
The book includes detailed explanations of turning, glazing, and firing
processes, and histories of the state's eight major pottery-producing
centers, including genealogies of the potting families and the
distinctive characteristics of their wares.
Brothers in Clay
The Story of Georgia Folk Pottery
by John A. Burrison
University of Georgia Press,