Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia

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  • Discover the only Museum in the United States devoted exclusively to folk pottery, showcasing a 200-year tradition 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. Exhibits show how pottery is made and how it
    has been used for centuries. Displays show the distinctive shapes and decorations developed by famous potter families such as Meaders, Ferguson, Dorsey and Hewell. On special exhibition is a loan from the Smithsonian Institution Museum of the American Indian of a pottery bowl dating to the late 1400s Mississipian culture, excavated in 1916 from an Indian mound only two miles from the Museum. From September 1, 2010, through August, 2011, a visiting exhibition of decorative pottery by Arie Meaders, credited with helping the craft transition from a utilitarian need to a significant American folk art. The Museum is part of the Sautee Nacoochee Center, a community arts facility that operates a local history museum (free admission), Gallery featuring the work of local artists and changing exhibitions.

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