About Cory Potrafka
The Circle Of Life
Born in Muskeegon, MI the son of a potter and a soft sculpture artist, Cory was accustomed to spending full days in the studio and weekends at art shows. At the age of eight, his family moved to the Appalachian mountains as his father, Wayne Potrafka, pursued a full time career as a potter. The family eventually landed in the Virginia Tidewater area where Wayne founded and ran two art galleries for many years. Cory's early immersion in the arts and the accompanying lifestyle led to his auditing of college pottery classes while attending middle school. Despite showing a propensity towards the ceramic arts from a very young age, in his early twenties Cory's passion for music won over and lead him down a 20 year path performing at venues and festivals all across the eastern United States.
But life has a way of circling around and has brought Cory, now with a family of his own, back to the Appalachian Mountains and back in the pottery studio. The long hiatus has left him with a lot of catch up work to do but at least there is no better place to do it than the mountains surrounding Floyd, VA.