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Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia

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stephanieb wrote a review Sep 2020
10 contributions1 helpful vote
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, Georgia1,182 contributions256 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, Texas656 contributions151 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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jwmcrazynurse wrote a review Jan 2020
Augusta, Georgia620 contributions331 helpful votes
This is a neat art museum for pottery that is located next to the Sautee Nacoochee center. We checked it while checking out the center after attending the mountain farm festival at Hardman farm site
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Date of experience: October 2019
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John N wrote a review Aug 2019
Jamestown, North Carolina281 contributions54 helpful votes
This small, modern, light and airy museum is home to an interesting collection of functional and folk pottery. This is basically a two gallery museum. One gallery is devoted to functional old time every day essentials, and the other gallery displays fork art pottery with an abundance of face jugs. Start with the video of footage of how pottery was made from digging clay, working the clay, shaping the vessel, glazing and firing the pottery. Pretty hard work. Exhibits, photos, paintings and display cases show the functional and decorative aspects of pottery. Admission is $5, $4 for seniors. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The museum is part of the Sautee Nacooche Art Center, housed in an old schoolhouse, which features a local history museum (free) and 2 excellent gift shops. The museum also has a small gift shop. This is a great way to learn about the history of pottery making and local history of Northeast Georgia mountain culture. The face jugs will put a smile on your face.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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