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18 artists show off expertise of molding clay
New exhibit on display through Aug. 28 at Bowen Center for the Arts in Dawsonville
Gainesville resident Robin “bird” Smith created this piece of artwork, which is on display at the Bowen Center for the Arts in Dawsonville.

Clay pushed, pulled, mashed and molded into a distinct shape from 18 artists are arranged around the gallery at The Bowen Center for the Arts in Dawsonville.

The monthlong exhibit feature pieces from members of the Georgia Clay Council. The clay pieces from nonprofit organization with 35 members will be on display and for sale at 334 Ga. 9 North, Dawsonville, just north of the historic square. The exhibit will continue through Aug. 28.

The Bowen is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

Exhibiting members include Robin “bird” Smith of Gainesville; Robin Miller of Cumming; Sue Chisholm, Mike Sherrer, Laura Ellis and Triny Cline and Fred and Laura Ellis, all of Canton; Melinda Crider of Atlanta; Dan and Mary DeFoor of Resaca; Diane Forster and Deborah MacKnight, both of Calhoun; Jeri Jankovsky of Rome; Phoebe Maze of Waleska; Cathy Meincer of Ball Ground; and Janet Smith and C. Larry Wilson, both of Jasper.

The Georgia Clay Council was founded in 2003. Its members are full-time studio potters, sculptors, amateur enthusiasts, art educators and students. All share the common bond of working with clay.

Using a variety of methods, the artists make pieces which are functional, figurative, decorative and anything in between.

The group is dedicated to meeting the needs of clay artists and potters of Georgia by providing opportunities and environment for cultural and educational growth.

Visit or call 706-216-2787 for more information.