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Sautee pottery show features work by local artists

POSTED: July 14, 2011 12:30 a.m.
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Various styles of pottery and ceramics will be on display for "All Fired Up" at the Sautee Nacoochee Center.

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A wide variety of pottery from 26 member artists will be featured in "All Fired Up," opening Friday at the Sautee Nacoochee Center's twin galleries, The Center Gallery and Gallery Too.

Gallery director Jim Thomas said, in recent years, the center's organizers have chosen to follow group themes for its shows, rather than focus on a single artist.

"In the past, we have had featured artists. Last year and again this year, we are featuring groups of artists," Thomas said.

"This time we're featuring the potters. Next show, we'll be featuring our glass artists. We're trying to feature groups of artists in a particular medium."

The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, which is attached to the Sautee Nacoochee Center, brings in a steady stream of pottery fans to the galleries.

"We've always sold quite a bit of pottery in the gallery, even prior to having the folk pottery museum, but that definitely is a plus," Thomas said.

"They will come up to see (the museum) and then venture into the gallery, and often will purchase something in here because they like pottery."

He said local pottery of every shape and style will be included in the exhibit.

"We'll definitely have decorative pieces, functional pieces, whimsical pieces, face jugs, mugs, cups, plates and trays ... sugar creamers, vases ... you name it."

An open-to-the-public artist reception for the show will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday.



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