Studio ~ Open & By Appointment 38 Breakneck Road
Bar Harbor Maine 04609
Rocky Mann is a studio potter specializing in motifs from the natural world, as well as using colorful, vibrant glazes. Bowls, platters, dinnerware, and tiles are created in his studio workshop and fired on premises, guaranteed safe for baking. His work is on display in his Studio Gallery just outside of Bar Harbor, Maine, open every day, 10 AM to 5 PM. A potter for over 35 years, Rocky says:
"I remain continuously challenged and fascinated with my potter's craft. Shaping and decorating works of clay gives form and substance to my life. I cannot imagine a better medium for my particular talents and creative expression than clay." n 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. Following my art school training and a short pottery apprenticeship in Denmark, I established my studio in 1971. For over twenty years I made pots, went to trade shows and sold my work through galleries in the U.S. and Japan. I discovered the life of a production potter was often overwhelmed with pressure to supply the demands of the craft marketplace. We moved to Bar Harbor in 1992, where I focused my time on building our new house and studio. After this creative and head-clearing break, I returned to clay work with renewed determination to please my hand and eye and follow my own heart and intuition. I now devote one third of my time to making the pots and two thirds to surface decoration and image development. I integrate images from nature to create graphic patterns. Each and every piece is unique. In 2001, I added a new gallery to my studio workshop to showcase my most recent work. The gallery also features the oil pastel paintings and colored clay jewelry of my wife, Carol Shutt.
Our Pottery Studio and Gallery display a full range of Rocky Mann's current work. Plates, bowls, platters, dinner settings, tiles with natural motifs and glaze melts are featured. We are open every day, 10 AM to 5 PM. We are situated three miles from downtown Bar Harbor and one-eighth mile from the Main Entrance to Acadia National Park, on Breakneck Road in Hulls Cove, Maine. In Hulls Cove, turn from Route 3 at the Hulls Cove General Store and make your way up the Breakneck Road next to the Post Office and General Store. You will pass the Hulls Cove Tool Barn and Davsitown Museum Sculpture Garden which features the work of many contemporary Maine artists. Our Pottery Studio and Gallery is the next driveway on your left as you continue up the Breakneck Road.
Pottery at Rocky Mann Studio Potter Gallery, Hulls Cove, Maine
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