Georgia Folk Pottery Tour

Georgia Folk Pottery Tour

Welchel Meaders, a 4th generation Georgia potter.

Interested in folk pottery? In this BG, EXPERIENCE IT! editorial package, you’ll find everything except a potter’s wheel and a do-it-yourself manual.

Take a self-guided driving tour of the workshops of the top folk potters in Northeast Georgia. Find the retail outlets that sell the best in Georgia folk pottery. Meet traditional folk potters Mike Craven, Welchel Meaders and Steve Turpin in 2-minute videos. Tour the architecturally stunning Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, maybe the finest museum of it’s kind in the country, and meet its curator, John Burrison. Start with the self-guided driving tour and use the “related” listings to find more than you ever wanted to know about Georgia folk pottery.

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Related Video

Interview with Welchel Meaders, a 4th generation Georgia folk potter

Georgia folk potter Welchel Meaders interviewed at the Folk Life Festival at the Sautee Nacoochee Center, September 3, 2011. The Interview was conducted in the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia. Produced by Sherri Smith Brown

Interview with John Burrison, curator of the Georgia Folk Pottery Museum

John Burrison is a nationally known expert on folklore and folk pottery. He is a professor at Georgia State University as well as the curator of the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia. He was interviewed at the Folk Life Festival at Sautee Nacoochee Center, September 3, 2011. Produced by Sherri Smith Brown

Interview with Georgia folk potter Mike Craven

Georgia folk potter Mike Craven interviewed at the Folk Life Festival at the Sautee Nacoochee Center. The Interview was conducted in the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia. Produced by Sherri Smith Brown

Interview with Georgia folk potter Steve Turpin

Georgia folk potter Steve Turpin interviewed at the Folk Life Festival at the Sautee Nacoochee Center, September 3, 2011. The interview was conducted in the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia. Produced by Sherri Smith Brown

Related Listings

Folk Potters Trail of Northeast Georgia

Folk Potters Trail of Northeast Georgia Sautee Nacoochee, GA, Potters, Pottery, Scenic Drives
This trail takes you through scenic rural landscapes and along creeks and rivers to see where the traditional folk potters of Northeast Georgia still live and work.

Folk Potters Trail Tour Map

Folk Potters Trail Tour Map Sautee Nacoochee, GA, Potters, Pottery, Scenic Drives
Take a do-it-yourself driving tour of the Northeast Georgia workshops where generations of folk potter families continue to work, turning their pots and jugs in the traditional ways.

Folk Pottery Museum

Folk Pottery Museum Sautee Nacoochee, GA, Museums, Potters, Pottery
Learn the stories of men and women who shaped the earth and water of this region into once essential household items now valued as distinctive folk art.

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