Donald Freking Pottery specializes in producing hand thrown decorative pottery and functional stoneware. We take pride in our various and unique techniques including salt fired, reduction fired and electric fired pieces. Donald creates his own glazes and they are lead free. The pottery is all dishwasher, oven and microwave safe. Each piece is truly a one of a kind piece of art and makes an excellent gift for holidays, weddings and any special occasion.
As mentioned above, one of his specialties is producing Salt Fired Pottery. This firing technique is very rare. In order to produce this type of art, a potter must construct a brick kiln built special for salt firing. If you are an avid collector of rare pottery, make sure you stop by to purchase a piece and take a walk inside of the hand built brick salt kiln!
Mr. Freking is experienced with elemenatry aged children and welcomes pottery tours, due to the pottery's historical value which we take pride in preserving. Since opening in 2006, we have been visited by many special groups from Senior Citizens to Boy Scouts. Call us to set up a time for your group to come by. See our Opening Time tab for more information on what else is happening at the pottery!
Mr. Freking is an award winning potter. He has won awards at the Riverfest Art Fair in Canton, GA in 2007, 2009 and 2011. In 2007 he won awards at the Chiaha Art Festival in Rome, GA. He won Best of Show at the Chiaha Art Festival in 2013. In 2011 he won an award at Pine Log Arts Festival in Rydal, GA. During 2008, his artwork was selected to be in a Nationally Juried Exhibition in Mableton, GA.