Posted: Tuesday, February 12th 2013 at 2:25pm
Folk Pottery Museum open house Sat.
The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia invites residents and visitors to a free open house on Saturday, February 16, from 10:00-5:00.
“We encourage particular attention to our temporary exhibition ‘Another Look at Lanier’, which shows the versatility of Lanier Meaders, perhaps the best-known representative of a 200-year tradition of folk pottery in this Georgia region,” said Museum Director Chris Brooks.
The Smithsonian Institution produced a documentary film about northeast Georgia folk pottery in 1967, focusing on the Meaders family and featuring interviews and demonstrations of Lanier Meaders’ work. The documentary was followed by a Folk Art exhibition in Washington, D.C., where Lanier Meaders’ work and particularly his distinctive face jugs received national recognition.
“Although famous for his face jugs, Lanier Meaders produced utilitarian and decorative ware influenced by the training he received from his parents, Cheever and Arie Meaders,” notes Brooks, “and our special exhibition presents examples of this pottery.”
The Folk Pottery Museum is located at 283 Georgia Highway 255, ¼ mile from the intersection with Georgia Highway 17, four miles from Helen. The Museum is open from 10:00-5:00 Monday through Saturday, and 1:00-5:00 Sundays. Admission is $5 adults; $4 seniors, $2 children. Admission will be free Saturday's open house.
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