Northeast Georgia Mountains / Sautee Nacoochee

Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia

283 Hwy. 255 N.
Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

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  • The Folk Pottery Museum is filled with amazing vessels created from the imaginations and hands of north Georgia's finest potters.

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  • Lobby of the Folk Pottery Museum at night, Dale Brubaker, exhibit designer.

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  • From funny to scary, face jugs are a hallmark of folk pottery.

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  • Folk pottery is for sale at the museum shop.

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  • Entrance to the Folk Pottery Museum. Bob Cain architect.

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  • The design of the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia recalls the shape and design of a folk potter's kiln.

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The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia showcases the handcraft skills of one of the South's premier grassroots art forms, folk pottery, and explores its historical importance and changing role in Southern life. The exhibits and collection tell the stories of men and women who shaped the earth and water of the Georgia mountains into once essential household items now valued and collected as distinctive folk art.

See inside of a potter's shop. Learn the purposes of different vessels.  Explore the roots of Georgia potters embedded all across north Georgia. 

North Georgia is well known for its tradition of folk pottery and is home to such noted potter families as Meaders, Hewell, Dorsey and Ferguson. The Meaders family of White County was featured in Allen Eaton's 1937 book, Handicrafts of the Southern Highlands, and was honored with a special event at the Library of Congress in 1978, when the Smithsonian Institution's documentary film on the Meaders Pottery was released.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00PM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $5.00

    Children $2.00

    Children 5 and under Free

    Discovery Tour (Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1 PM) Free

    Group tours Call for more information

    Military Free with ID

    School tours Call for more information

    Seniors (over 55) $4.00

    SNC Members Free with membership card

    Teachers Free with ID

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Parking on Site

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Handicapped Accessible

    Indoor Location

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Reservations Required


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Folk Pottery Arts Festival

    Folk Pottery Arts Festival

    09/01/2018 - 09/01/2018

    Join us for the annual Folk Pottery Arts Festival hosted by the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia. It is a one day celebration of the potting traditions that make White County a special place. Pottery treasures will be displayed and sold all across the Sautee Nacoochee Center campus. A People's Choice Award is given to the most popular potter. Lunch is available. Stay tuned for more information. In the me... read more