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Anita Meaders, Folk Potter

The Anita Meaders, Folk Potter exhibit opened on Friday, April 14, 2017.


item photo Left: R V (Russell Vann) DELAY (signed using his maker's mark stamp) Jackson (now Barrow) County, ca. 1870

item photo Right: Figural rooster, Edwin Meaders, White County

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ceramic bowl

Nacoochee Mound Native American Bowl

This ceramic bowl was excavated in 1916 by the Smithsonian Institution and the Heye Foundation (Museum of the American Indian) from the Nacoochee Indian mound.

That is the famous mound at the junction of Georgia Highways 17 and 75, just 2 miles from the Folk Pottery Museum. The bowl was housed in New York and Washington with other Smithsonian collections. The bowl is now on special loan for display at the new Folk Pottery Museum.

The Nacoochee mound site dates from the 1400s, late in the mound-building culture of the Mississipians, making the bowl more than 600 years old. The upper portion of the design is incised, while the lower design pattern was pressed into wet clay with a carved wooden paddle.

Museum Day

Smithsonian Museum Day at FPM
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Folk Pottery Museum will participate in Museum Day by offering free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. The ticket can be downloaded at the Smithsonian website.
One ticket is permitted per household, per email address, and provides free admission for two at participating museums for one day only.


"This is an opportunity for our Museum to observe its special connection with the Smithsonian Institution," declared the Folk Pottery Museum Director. "The video presentation in our Museum includes demonstrations filmed by the Smithsonian Institution in the 1960s, where members of the Meaders family of northeast Georgia show how they have been producing pottery since the late 1800s and passing these traditions down to their descendants."

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Include SNC in your visit

Nestled in the Appalachian foothills of Northeast Georgia, the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing creativity and protecting the natural and historical resources of the Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys and surrounding area.

The SNCA maintains Sautee Nacoochee Center, a thriving cultural and community center housed in a restored rural schoolhouse, offering a Folk Pottery Museum, Theatre, Gallery, Art Studio, History Museum, Heritage Site, Nature Preserve, Environmental Studies Room, and Conference Facilities. The Association has established Sautee Nacoochee as an official Historic District and one of "The 100 Best Small Arts Towns in America."

A short video presentation: history of folk pottery in NE Georgia
A short video presentation on the Folk Pottery Show and Sale