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Folk Pottery Museum of NE Georgia

Sautee Nacoochee, GA, USA
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About Folk Pottery Museum of NE Georgia
Our building and services have won awards for design and service to the community. We trace the art, history, and technology of folk potters in northeast Georgia.
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Claire W wrote a review Dec 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
I brought a group of senior citizens here for a catered lunch and a tour. Abigail and Megan were wonderful to work with and helped organize the menu and tours for us. The food was excellent, especially the cranberry cake with caramel sauce! The museum guides were knowledgeable and patient with all our questions. The pottery on display is incredible as are all the stories behind it. Our group also loved the two gift shops because they were full of unique and local art. We will definitely be bringing more groups back here!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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journalmytrips wrote a review May 2021
Georgia620 contributions252 helpful votes
If you are visiting Helen, GA and it is a rainy day and you are looking for something to do this museum would be a good choice. Drive a few miles to the Sautee Nacoochee area. Begin your visit by viewing a short video which describes how clay is obtained, how it is processed and how it had a variety of utilitarian uses. The Meaders family is featured as an example of the potters from this area of Georgia. Then walk around the area to view the pottery on display and read about the kinds that you are seeing from the utilitarian to the face jugs to the more decorative varieties. There are a couple of gift shops on the upper level to peruse.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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stephanieb wrote a review Sep 2020
10 contributions2 helpful votes
Very interesting mill with a lot of history. Friendly staff. Fun and functional pieces. Beautiful area.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Rebecca L wrote a review Jul 2020
Atlanta, Georgia1366 contributions370 helpful votes
We stopped here and found the exhibits fascinating as they focused on generations of family potters including the Meaders, the Hewell and Ferguson families. A film at the beginning featured Lanier and CJ Meaders explaining how the clay is dug up, turned, glazed and fired without the help of modern machinery. The museum is located in a beautiful, light filled building built in 2006. Some pottery pieces dated back to the 1800s. The museum explains the original purpose of pottery was for food storage. When glass and cans became popular for containers after 1900, pottery became more decorative. It’s a good overview of hard-working families in Mossy Creek, Gillsville and other rural towns in NE Georgia.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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sally8363 wrote a review Jun 2020
Vidor, Texas664 contributions200 helpful votes
Good local history. Lots of interesting things about pottery and how long it's been around, how it's done, and the life of a potter many years ago.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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