Alabama Folk Pottery

University of Alabama Press

Alabama Folk Pottery

By Joey Brackner, published 2006 by University of Alabama Press.

Celebrating the people, techniques, and artistry of a traditional craft. Based on 20 years’ research and experience with potters and their wares, folklorist Joey Brackner presents a definitive, comprehensive survey of folk potters and the folk pottery tradition in Alabama from the early historic period to the present. Illustrated with hundreds of color and black-and-white photographs, the book examines much admired and sought-after ceramics (such as crocks, face jugs, bowls, churns, and garden pottery) appreciated the world over for their originality, beauty, and utility. The book’s publication coincides with a major exhibition of Alabama folk pottery curated by Brackner at the Birmingham Museum of Art September 30, 2006.

Hard cover, 352 pages, 11" x 12.25" format.