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Blacksmith demonstrates pioneering craft

Exhibitions once a month at Folk Pottery Museum in Sautee Nacoochee

POSTED: August 7, 2014 1:00 a.m.

The rhythmic clanging of a blacksmith hammering away at his anvil will reverberate through the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia as the pioneering professional demonstrates his craft.

The exhibition of blacksmithing and 19th century handcrafts is part of a monthly event at the museum and the Sautee Nacoochee Center. The first show of the ancient trade will be Saturday, Aug. 9.

Demonstrations will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new blacksmith forge and shop and at the African-American Heritage Site slave cabin on the grounds of the Sautee Nacoochee Center. These events and access to the center and its grounds will be free.

Other exhibition dates are Saturdays on Aug. 30, Sept. 13 and Oct. 11. The demonstration Aug. 30 will be part of the seventh annual Folk Pottery Show and Sale at the site.

The Folk Pottery Museum and Sautee Nacoochee Center are at 283 Ga. 255, about a quarter mile north of the intersection with Ga. 17. It is about 4 miles southeast of Helen.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for children.



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