Rooted in the history of the American culture, folk pottery arrived in Northeast Georgia in the 1820s. Now, the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia is the only museum in the southeastern United States devoted exclusively to displaying the 200-year heritage.
To mark the museum’s ninth anniversary, it will hosts the seventh annual Folk Pottery Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at 283 Ga. 255 in Sautee Nacoochee.
“We will present Northeast Georgia folk potters in the historic gymnasium and have studio, art and self-taught potters from the region and neighboring states on the grounds,” Folk Pottery Museum Director Chris Brooks said.
Admission to all events and areas will be free Saturday, Sept. 5. Regular admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for children.
In addition to the art, Hawg Wild Barbecue of Clarkesville will offer food and beverage options during lunch hours in the Community Hall. Old-time mountain music will be performed on the porch.
The African-American Heritage Site will feature the only known restored slave cabin in the Northeast Georgia mountains, with demonstrations of 19th century crafts and skills, including a working blacksmith forge and shop.
The Sautee Nacoochee Center includes a museum of local history and two galleries featuring work by Northeast Georgia artists in a variety of media.
The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.