Marie Gooden Rogers on How She Became a Potter | Digital Traditions - Episode 1


Marie Gooden Rogers, Rogers Pottery, Meansville, Upson County. Interview recorded June 1981.

Marie Gooden married into a potting family and was given informal instruction in shop operations and the nuances of turning by her husband, Horace Rogers.

After his death in 1962, Marie decided to keep the family tradition alive and by 1967 was making small pieces, including face jugs. Marie enjoys success as one of the few female potters in Georgia working in a folk pottery tradition.

Her pottery, turned on the old Rogers Pottery wheel and fired in a small electric kiln, attracted the attention of the Atlanta Historical Society, which sells her ware at its Tullie Smith House property. 

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