Folk Art Gallery
Est. 1984 - Barbara C. Brogdon Prop.
Phone (706) 865-6345 Cell (706) 878-8100

John Meaders


Born: 1916 White County, Georgia
Died: 1999

John, the oldest of Cheever and Arie Meader's sons, grew up around the pottery shop his Grandfather had built. John remembered he and his brothers playing and spinning each other around on their father's wheel. As a young boy John made small pieces of pottery and took them to school to sell or trade to his friends. Sometimes he and his brothers fired them in the small "child-size" kiln they had built. As an adult, John made a living working in the local lumber yard and farming on Mossy Creek. His interest in pottery making was rekindled in the 1960s and 1970s when he started making plain jugs and pitchers. He began making pottery full time in the early 1980s. He is best known for his grape-decorated pieces and chicken dishes. John's wife, White County native Mildred Collins, assisted him in the shop and with the decoration of the pottery.