Dr. John Burrison, folklorist at Georgia State University, will present a free public lecture Friday evening, 7 pm, explaining how this pioneer survival skill of the early 1800s became a nationally recognized folk art in the 1960s and thrives today in a variety of shapes and styles valued by collectors.
Saturday, August 31, from 10 am to 4 pm, meet the descendants and apprentices of northeast Georgia folk potters in the gymnasium of the Sautee Nacoochee Center and view their contemporary work at the fifth annual Folk Pottery Show and Sale.
Potters who have been studio trained will have displays around the Sautee Nacoochee Center grounds, and local musicians will perform a variety of musical styles throughout the day. Lunch and refreshments will be available in and near the Community Hall. The local history museum in the Sautee Nacoochee Center will be open. The Center’s two art galleries will present an array of painting, carving, glass and jewelry created by artists who live within a 50-mile radius of the Center, with the theme “TREEmendous Show”, featuring wood artists and paintings of trees.