The fourth annual Folk Pottery Show and Sale will be Saturday, September 1, 2012, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia and Sautee Nacoochee Center. “We bring new elements to our event every year,” notes Museum Director Chris Brooks, “and in 2012 we will feature not only the folk potters whose work is featured in the Museum permanent collection, we will have many additional potters from northeast Georgia, some who follow the traditional ways and others trained in art and studio pottery.”
Each year the Show and Sale highlights a particular folk potter family that characterizes the heritage of this craft. “We will celebrate the Hewell family this year, and offer demonstrations and special exhibits in our Museum to share the Hewell legacy with our visitors,” announces Brooks. Hewell potters have produced wares in the Gillsville area near Gainesville for more than 150 years, spanning seven generations.
The Folk Pottery Museum is part of the Sautee Nacoochee Center, which will open all buildings and grounds on September 1 to provide music, refreshments and opportunities for visitors to explore a Museum of local history of the Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys. The Center Gallery will feature a “Magnificent Mud Pottery” exhibit including pottery, ceramics and sculpture from northeast Georgia artists. Hawg Wild Restaurant of Clarkesville will staff an area offering barbecue to visitors.
The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia is located at 283 Georgia Highway 255, 1/4 mile north of the intersection with Georgia Highway 17, four miles southeast of Alpine Helen.
The Museum is open Monday-Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm. Admission to the Museum is $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children. Admission will be free to all sites and events on Saturday, September 1, 2012.
Contact - Location & Directions
Phone: Chris Brooks, Director - 706-878-3300 - Location: On GA Hwy 255, Sautee Georgia Directions: 1/4 mile north of the junction with GA Hwy 17, just 4 miles southeast of Alpine Helen