Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia
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.
A gift shop of distinctive folk pottery-related items is located in the lobby.
An American Institute of Architects award-winning building, the Folk Pottery Museum references the kiln sheds of potters with a high roof and exposed timbers.Discovery Tours of the museum are offered at 1:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Admission to the museum is free, and all are welcome.
Visit www.folkpotterymuseum.com or call 706-878-3300 ext 307 for more information.
The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia is a property of the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Events at the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia are supported, in part, by the Swanson Family Foundation. To learn more, visit www.snca.org.
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