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Wilson, Wayne

Wayne Wilson in his shop, 1981
Wayne Wilson in his shop, 1981

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Wayne Wilson, Wilson Pottery, Lula, Banks County. Interview recorded June 1981.

Wayne Wilson is the son of Hallie A. Wilson, who was trained in the pottery shop of Maryland Hewell and in the nearby Holcomb Pottery.

In the 1950s, Hallie set up his own pottery shop in Lula, Georgia and in 1975 turned its operation over to his sons - Jimmy, Jackie, Ricky, and Wayne.

In 1981, like the wares produced by the Hewells and Cravens in nearby Gillsville, the Wilson Pottery’s ceramic line focused soley on the production of unglazed, hand-turned garden wares.

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