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Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia

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Address: Georgia Hwy 55 North, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571
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+1 706-878-3300 ext. 307
10:00 - 17:00
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We stumbled over this place and are so glad we did! Wonderful museum of local pottery with great info on the families that have been making pottery in this area for generations... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 November 2016
Fairhope, Alabama

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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We stumbled over this place and are so glad we did! Wonderful museum of local pottery with great info on the families that have been making pottery in this area for generations. Very well done, and the two craft galleries in the adjacent building are full of beautiful works, fairly priced. Forget shopping for souvenirs elsewhere - come here instead!

Thank FairFran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

If you haven't seen a face jug, you just won't understand these collectible pottery works of art. Be sure to watch the video which shows the work involved in preparing the clay to mold the utilitarian objects once so useful in homes around the Northeast Georgia area. I also enjoyed the items on display in the former Nacoochee school rooms.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We hadn't been here for a while and told visiting family on a Sunday afternoon. Really glad we did. Great history of the folk art pottery of Northern Georgia and the predominant families of potters. Also reminds one of the cultural changes brought by war, prohibition and technological changes. Must see the short video as a primer. Some great footage.... More 

Thank FutureFun
Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This historical collection is most unique and impressive. The display has several actual settings of local conditions and early history.

Thank ronhill2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Very interesting, local artists wares are exhibited here. I personally like the face jugs . But there are alot of other examples of the crafts of the area. If your into art, especially of the Mtn people than this is a good stop for you.

Thank Mtnbabe235
Bryson City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

My friends and I had a great day at this museum. We viewed pottery exhibits, learned out the history of the area and saw paint exhibits.

Thank mjo633
Duluth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

At a recent auction an original of this 'folk pottery' brought $3000. It is very unique and attractive to many people. As a representative of 'folk pottery' it is one of a kind. Well worth the experience to visit the museum. A little out of the way but the scenery is excellent.

Thank Experienced83
Cumming, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Bought two of the cutest, wood-fired cups! Staff was helpful and friendly and lots to look at....will plan on visiting again!

Thank Sheila H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Nice, but definitely not for younger children who rather be hands on and engaged. If you love pottery and interested in the history this is a definite place to visit. A small fee for the pottery section, but the art museum was free. The art museum was okay; the section on the native Indians from the area was interesting and... More 

Thank Rhonda D
Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Finding out how our ancestors made pottery (and it was used for everything food or drink related) was eye opening. Digging the clay, getting it to a workable state by removing everything from it like sticks and rocks, blending the clay, grinding the glazes, forming the pots, applying the glaze, firing the pieces for many hours in kilns was all... More 

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