This is a rebroadcast of a 2003 interview of Jerry Brown about the process of pottery making at his shop in Hamilton Alabama. In the program, interviewer Joey Brackner and Jerry discuss the history of the Brown family and their roll in southern folk pottery. Jerry describes his departure from pottery making as a young adult and his reentry into the tradition in 1982.
Jerry Brown was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship in 1992. He won the Alabama Folk Heritage in 2003. A documentary about Jerry and his pottery called “Unbroken Tradition” can be seen at www.folkstreams.net
Jerry Brown passed away on March 4, 2016.
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