Rocky Mann Studio and Gallery
The studio of Rocky Mann is one of the oldest and most respected potteries in Maine. Rocky Mann opened his first studio in Maine in 1971, after graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in art. He and his family moved to Mount Desert Island in the 1990s to open his current gallery, which is located in Hulls Cove and bordered on two sides by Acadia National Park. This proximity to the beauty of Acadia inspires many of the themes in Rocky’s work. The gallery also features the work of Rocky Mann’s wife, Carol Shutt, including her paintings, collages, and cards.
Rocky Mann Studio and Gallery is open daily from late May through October, although Rocky works in the studio year-round and people are welcome to visit the gallery by appointment in the off-season. You will often find interns and students from College of the Atlantic working on senior projects and independent studies in the studio. Rocky has been mentoring students from College of the Atlantic for over a decade. Rocky’s work can also be seen in galleries throughout Maine and has been featured in many state and national shows and exhibitions. Rocky encourages visitors to take the time to explore his gallery, studio and gardens, and then walk up the Breakneck Road into a seldom-seen but beautiful part of Acadia.
Rocky will create an original platter (11″ x 17″) featuring a depiction of water, trees, and islands of Mount Desert Island. A portion of the sales of these platters will go to Friends of Acadia. Rocky is pleased to partner with Friends of Acadia and support the Centennial efforts for this beautiful place he calls home.