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Folk pottery sale opens Saturday in Sautee
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Folk Pottery Show/Sale

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1

Where: Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia and Sautee Nacoochee Center

Cost: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children

More info: snca.org

The fourth annual Folk Pottery Show and Sale is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia and Sautee Nacoochee Center.

"We bring new elements to our event every year," notes Museum Director Chris Brooks, "and in 2012 we will feature not only the folk potters whose work is featured in the Museum permanent collection, we will have many additional potters from northeast Georgia, some who follow the traditional ways and others trained in art and studio pottery."

Each year, the event highlights a particular folk potter family that characterizes the heritage of this craft.

"We will celebrate the Hewell family this year, and offer demonstrations and special exhibits in our Museum to share the Hewell legacy with our visitors," Brooks said.

Hewell potters have produced wares in the Gillsville area near Gainesville for more than 150 years, spanning seven generations.

The Folk Pottery Museum is part of the Sautee Nacoochee Center, which will open all buildings and ground Saturday for music and refreshments while visitors can explore the museum of local history of the Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys.

The Center Gallery will feature a "Magnificent Mud Pottery" exhibit including pottery, ceramics and sculpture from Northeast Georgia artists.

The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia is located at 283 Ga. 255, a quarter-mile north of the intersection with Ga. 17, four 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. Regular admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children.

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