Northeast Georgia Mountains / Sautee Nacoochee

Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia

283 Hwy 255 N
Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

706-878-3300
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  • Face jug exhibit at the Folk Pottery Museum

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  • Entrance to the Folk Pottery Museum

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  • Touchable exhibit at the Folk Pottery Museum

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  • Exterior of the Folk Pottery Muesum of NE GA. Bob Cain architect

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  • Folk Pottery Museum

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

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  • Folk Pottery for sale at the museum

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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, and will explore the historical importance and changing role of folk pottery in Southern life. These works 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.

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

    Seniors (over 55) $4.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages